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Vain empires : poems

Author: William Logan
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 1998.
Series: Penguin poets.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Vanity corrupts the empires on the grand tour from ancient Rome to revolutionary Iran, from Europe in the Age of Reason to America in the Age of Television. William Logan's poems find Ovid in a London gentlemen's club, Romeo and Juliet in Florida, and the varnished splendors of religion and politics surviving at the seedy edge of culture. VAIN EMPIRES is breathtakingly intense in language and disturbing in its moral  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Poems
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Logan, William, 1950 November 16-
Vain empires.
New York : Penguin Books, 1998
(OCoLC)605490418
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Logan
ISBN: 0140588949 9780140588941
OCLC Number: 37631181
Description: 76 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: The Secession of Science from Christian Europe --
Christ among the Moneychangers, 1929 --
The Long Vacations --
New Year's at the Methodists' --
The Long Weekend --
A Version of Pastoral --
The Advent of Common Law in Littoral Pursuits --
Nativity --
The Woman out of Guyana --
Pears in Solitude --
Florida Pest Control --
The Shadow-Line --
The Second Coming --
The Porcelain Head --
The Death of Pliny the Elder --
Van Gogh in the Pulpit --
1857 --
Britain without Baedeker --
Joachim of Fiore --
Tristes Tropiques --
Nocturne Galant --
To the Orthodox Ambassadors --
Bar & Grill --
Academic Fantasia --
The Reform of Antique Government --
Two Religious Caterpillars --
The Burning Man --
Animal Actors on the English Stage after 1642 --
Raison d'Etat --
Flower, of Zimbabwe --
Keats in India.
Series Title: Penguin poets.
Responsibility: by William Logan.
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A collection of poetry finds the Roman poet Ovid in London, Romeo and Juliet in Florida, and vanity corrupting everthing in its path from the classical period to the Age of Television.  Read more...

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