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Thousands of Broadways : dreams and nightmares of the American small town

Author: Robert Pinsky
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009.
Series: Rice University Campbell lectures.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Broadway, the main street that runs through Robert Pinsky's home town of Long Branch, New Jersey, was once like thousands of other main streets in small towns across the country. But for Pinsky, one of America's most admired poets and its former Poet Laureate, this Broadway is the point of departure for a lively journey through the small towns of the American imagination. Thousands of Broadways explores the dreams
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Pinsky
ISBN: 9780226669441 0226669440
OCLC Number: 233029347
Description: 98 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series Title: Rice University Campbell lectures.
Responsibility: Robert Pinsky.
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Explores the dreams and nightmares of small towns - their welcoming yet suffocating, warm yet prejudicial character during their heyday, from the early nineteenth century through World War II. This  Read more...

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