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Intensive care : selected and new poems

Author: Miroslav Holub
Publisher: Oberlin, OH : Oberlin College Press, 1996.
Series: Field translation series, 22.
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Genre/Form: Translations
Translations into English
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Holub, Miroslav, 1923-1998.
Intensive care.
Oberlin, OH : Oberlin College Press, 1996
(OCoLC)605438486
Named Person: Miroslav Holub; Miroslav Holub
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Miroslav Holub
ISBN: 0932440754 9780932440754 0932440762 9780932440761
OCLC Number: 35702852
Language Note: Translated from the Czech.
Notes: By various translators.
Includes a number of prose poems and "stage poems."
Description: 205 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. (genealogy) --
Bones 13 --
Wings 14 --
Truth 15 --
The Door 16 --
Riders 17 --
Fall of Troy 18 --
Discobolos 19 --
The Fly 21 --
Napoleon 22 --
The Corporal Who Killed Archimedes 23 --
Great Ancestors 24 --
From the Travels of Abigdor Karo 25 --
Glass 26 --
Fish 27 --
Skinning 29 --
The Forest 32 --
Dreams 33 --
Five Minutes After the Air Raid 34 --
Annunciation 35 --
The Steam Car 36 --
The Prague of Jan Palach 37 --
Whaling 38 --
At Last 40 --
The Moth 41 --
Head-Smashed-in 42 --
Crowd-Walkers 43 --
The British Museum 44 --
The Ten Commandments 46 --
Supper 48 --
2. (anthropology) --
Ode to Joy 51 --
Love 52 --
Lovers in August 53 --
Night at the Observatory 54 --
United Flight 412 55 --
Landscapes 56 --
The Minotaur on Love 57 --
On the Origin of 6 p.m. 59 --
Love, As They Say 61 --
Parallels Syndrome 62 --
The End of the Week 63 --
Freedom 64 --
The Day of the Pollyanna 65 --
The Dangers of the Night 66 --
Man Cursing the Sea 67 --
Burning 68 --
The Wall in the Corner by the Stairs 69 --
Half a Hedgehog 71 --
My Mother Learns Spanish 73 --
Autumn 74 --
Philosophy of Fall 75 --
The Garden of Old People 76 --
A Boy's Head 77 --
Prince Hamlet's Milk Tooth 78 --
Teacher 80 --
Hemophilia/Los Angeles 81 --
Immanuel Kant 83 --
Whale Songs 84 --
Elementary School Field Trip to the Dinosaur Exhibit 85 --
The Rampage 86 --
Masterpiece 88 --
3. (semiology) --
Although 93 --
Swans in Flight 98 --
Teaching About Diseases 99 --
Brief Reflection on Cats Growing on Trees 100 --
Brief Reflection on Accuracy 102 --
Brief Reflection on the Theory of Relativity 104 --
Brief Reflection on an Old Woman with a Pushcart 105 --
Brief Reflection on Gargoyles 106 --
Brief Reflection on the Butchering of Carp 108 --
Brief Reflection on Floods 109 --
Meeting Ezra Pound 110 --
The Autumn Bus 111 --
The Angel of Death 113 --
Crucifix 117 --
Sand Game 120 --
Door II 123 --
Questioning 127 --
Fairy Tales 132 --
How We Played the Gilgamesh Epic 135 --
Scene with Fiddlers 139 --
Punch's Dream 140 --
The Sorcerer's Lament 141 --
Ganesha 142 --
4. (pathology) --
Reality 145 --
Suffering 146 --
In the Microscope 149 --
Pathology 150 --
The Bomb 151 --
Explosion 152 --
The Dead 153 --
Collision 154 --
Brief Reflection on the Word 'Pain' 157 --
Distant Howling 158 --
Interferon 159 --
While Fleeing 165 --
The Earth is Shrinking 166 --
Spinal Cord 167 --
Heart Failure 168 --
Pompeii 171 --
Kuru, or the Smiling Death Syndrome 172 --
Vanishing Lung Syndrome 173 --
Crush Syndrome 174 --
Anencephaly 175 --
Intensive Care Unit 177 --
Heart Transplant 178 --
5. (tautology) --
What Else 183 --
The Best Room, or Interpretation of a Poem 184 --
End of the Game 185 --
Landscape with Poets 187 --
Two in a Landscape 188 --
The Minotaur's Thoughts on Poetry 189 --
Conversation with a Poet 190 --
The Autumn Orchard 191 --
Literary Bash 192 --
The Pied Pipers 193 --
Anatomy of January 195 --
The Rain at Night 196 --
Fog 197 --
Behind the House 198 --
The Earliest Angels 199 --
Anything About God 200 --
The Statue of the Master 201 --
The Teaching of the Master 202 --
The Last Night Bus 203 --
The Bird 204 --
Spacetime 205.
Series Title: Field translation series, 22.
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: Miroslav Holub.

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