Widening Income Inequality

Widening Income Inequality

by Frederick Seidel

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 25/10/2017

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Seidel is the great controversialist of American poetry. Dubbed a 'transgressive adventurer,' a 'demonic gentleman,' a 'triumphant outsider,' a 'great poet of innocence,' and 'an example of the dangerous Male of the Species', his sly, witty and wide-eyed poems seem earnest one moment and flippant the next, and will see him rotating his caustic fire from high-society cocktail parties to street-level poverty, genocide to Obamacare, New York to Syria. He's never more than a turn-line from humour, and it is often when he is at his funniest that he is also at his most shocking.

The Independent said of his last collection: 'There is no contemporary poet writing in English as witty, as shrewd, as touching and as debonair as Frederick Seidel. That's a lot of praise, but he surely merits it.'

Widening Income Inequality, Seidel's new collection, is a rhymed magnificence of sexual, historical, and cultural exuberance. Rarely has poetry been this dapper, or this dire, or this true.

ISBN:
9780571330713
9780571330713
Category:
Poetry
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
25-10-2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
Faber & Faber, Limited
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):
200x130x10.01mm
Weight:
0.16kg

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