Shroud of the Gnome

By: Tate, James

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Book Condition: Near Fine


A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. This book has the scent of nag champa incense. 74 pages. Signed by James Tate on the title page.


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Speakers in James Tate's poems are and are not like those we know: a man's meditation on gardening renders him witless; another man traps theories and then lets them loose in a city park; a nun confides that "it was her / cowboy pride that got her through"; a gnome's friend inhabits a world where "a great eschatological ferment is at work. "Shroud of the Gnome" is a bravura performance in Tate's signature style: playful, wicked, deliriously sober, charming, and dazzling. Here, once again, one of America's most masterful poets celebrates the inexplicable in his own strange tongue.

Title: Shroud of the Gnome

Author: Tate, James

Categories: Poetry,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: N Y, Ecco: 1997

ISBN Number: 0880015624

ISBN Number 13: 9780880015622

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Type: Poetry

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 145553

Keywords: American poet, Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, signed, Surrealism, comic, absurd, picaresque Speaker, characters, Prose Poems,