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The fascination of the abomination : poems, stories, and essays

Author: Reed Whittemore
Publisher: New York : Macmillan ; London : Collier-Macmillan, 1963.
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Whittemore, Reed, 1919-2012.
Fascination of the abomination.
New York : Macmillan ; London : Collier-Macmillan, 1963
(OCoLC)575270984
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Reed Whittemore
OCLC Number: 290687
Description: xiii, 333 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Poetry. The music of driftwood --
The ruins --
The run --
The sacred way --
Three political poems. My nation's hero ; No retreat ; It is not clear --
More heroics --
Two of a kind. Few are the friends ; Adam and Eve --
Cover --
The dawn walker --
Biological thoughts. The sand dollar ; The starfish ; Bacteria --
Fetishes --
The Bishop Elias --
Three execration texts. Monk Bede ; Tomatoes ; Cultural conference --
Our Napoleons --
So little time --
Passions? --
A horror --
Questions and answers about mazurkas --
Ebenezer and his eight-man rocket. Canto I ; Canto II ; Canto III ; Canto IV ; Canto V ; Final note to the reader. Stories. Fragments from Major Martin's proceedings --
O destiny that may not be eschewed! --
The Stutz and the tub --
The ocean cottage --
Nice fireplace, good beach --
Modern science (at 1930 prices) --
How I bicycled seventeen miles no-handed on Cape Cod --
A child's Christmas in New Haven. Essays. The fascination of the abomination : Wells, Shaw, Ford, Conrad --
The alienated poet insists --
Robert Browning --
The virtues of vulgarity : Russian and American views --
But seriously --
Literature as persuasion --
Academic writing and the graces --
Shakespeare, etc. at three o'clock in the morning. Miscellaneous reviews. MacLeish and democratic pastoral --
English bards and a hot reviewer --
Childe Byron --
Three reasons --
The principles of Louise Bogan and Yvor Winters --
A letter to Karl Shapiro.
Responsibility: by Reed Whittemore.

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