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Free download XX Author Campbell McGrath characters ò XX Author Campbell McGrath å PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ence of one hundred poems one per year written in a vast range of forms and in the voices of figures as varied as Picasso and Mao Frida Kahlo and Elvis Presley Based on years of historical research and cultural investigation XX turns poetry into an archival inuiry and a choral documentary Hollywood and Hiroshima. 45 stars This shouldn t have worked It seemed too gimmicky Even so it did work For several reasons First the poems are varied and well wrought Most are finely crafted and the poetry shined throughout A few exceptions but for the most part the poems were first rate McGrath is a poet s poet Second while the people and events chosen 1 per year for each year of the 20th Century seemed almost arbitrary I liked that it avoided focusing on a certain typecast there was variety from indisputable masters Picasso to the lowly the last passenger pigeon Third the book was rich with ideas and insight into the human condition Overall an exceptional collection with a number I will return to again Johannes Cabal the Necromancer year written in a vast range of forms and in the voices of figures as varied as Picasso and Mao Frida Kahlo and Elvis Presley Based on Academia Obscura years of historical research and cultural investigation XX turns poetry into an archival inuiry and a choral documentary Hollywood and Hiroshima. 45 stars This shouldn t have worked It seemed too gimmicky Even so it did work For several reasons First the poems are varied and well wrought Most are finely crafted and the poetry shined throughout A few exceptions but for the most part the poems were first rate McGrath is a poet s poet Second while the people and events chosen 1 per Wide eyed and Legless Inside the Tour De France A Sportspages Book year for each Il rogo di Berlino year of the 20th Century seemed almost arbitrary I liked that it avoided focusing on a certain typecast there was variety from indisputable masters Picasso to the lowly the last passenger pigeon Third the book was rich with ideas and insight into the human condition Overall an exceptional collection with a number I will return to again

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Free download XX Author Campbell McGrath characters ò XX Author Campbell McGrath å PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free A poetic history of the twentieth century from one of our most beloved popular and highly lauded poets a stirring strikingly original intensely imagined recreation of the most potent voices and searing moments that have shaped our collective experienceXX is award winning poet Campbell McGrath’s astonishing seu. Too limited I thinkCampbell McGrath s collection of poems documents the twentieth century a poem per year usually told in the voice of someone alive that year It begins with Picasso who remains a presence long into the book the twentieth century as the birth of modernism the collection of poems as cubist facets on the century And indeed French modernism m dominates the early parts of the volume Matisse and Stein joining PicassoThere are other voices as well We hear much from Mao as he grows up joins the revolutionary army suffers his setbacks and works his way back his triumphs China s pain By a third or maybe midway through the center of gravity shifts away from Europe to America this is as Henry Luce sad America s century Even if some of those voices are critical of what America is Woody Guthrie is present in a number of poems And later Bob Dylan Zora Neale Hurston John Coltrane Orson Welles And also Simon de Beauvoir Virginia Woolf Jane Goodall Frida KahloEven the voiceless given a voice the last passenger pigeon Voyager I and II The Berlin Wall Dolly the cloned sheep watches and clocks and the planet Modernism giving way to post Modernism radical subjectivity to post humanism McGrath s voice comes in with the later poems too his own life with those of the figures he is inhabiting an authorial intrusion into the textThe book is ambitious then and smart There was a great dal of reading and thinking that went into it There are lines of connections between the poems ideas spreading and moving across them drawing the collection tight One hears the echoes of other writers E L Doctorow and his historical fiction Kenneth Rexroth s roughly metered verse Apollinaire Mi osz And back of it all authorizing the collection Walt Whitman I contain multitudesThe voices that McGrath gives to the various characters are credible And he can be funny in a dry way at times The Death of Edward Hopper 1967 evokes Hopper s most well known work of art without using the title in the first few lines Night after night the foghornlike a great horned owl watching over the harbor though in this case the bird is an owl and not a hawk Other times though his attempts fall flat there is the ridiculous faux philosophical debate between Gates and Jobs at the end of the book that rather than highlight and puncture the silliness of the fin de siecle embodies it And yet for all its ambition the book seems too tame The list of names are not exactly the who s who of the 20th century there are few politicians but neither to they really get us below the superficial view of 20th century It is art history 101 The planet is slowly being killed by humans Capitalism devours dissent and television presents the spectacle on screens in everyone s home Rock and roll cannot really save the world but it s going to try And after a while the voices become repetitive Picasso with some new woman his misogyny his desire to create art Mao in some new revolutionary circumstance his ruthlessness his epigrammatic summation of sameThis is very much a collection of poems by a baby boomer The attempts to stretch beyond the expected are in themselves fairly expected John Coltrane Zora Neale Hurston Robert Bola o Nelson Mandela Very few of the choices surprise or offer than the conventional history of the 20th century The authorial intrusion after 1962 puts McGrath on eual footing to these others which doesn t really bring them down as raise him up part of the axis of the worldWhich is fine I guess and what McGrath seemed to want to do It is too cruel to say that this is his We Didn t Start the Fire but there s family resemblance between Billy Joel s song and this collection And I wanted something a wider expanse a messier view of this century one that captured a diverse set of voices That s my own problem McGrath did the work and presented what he wanted here the ambition of the idea clipped by the conventionality of its enactment

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Free download XX Author Campbell McGrath characters ò XX Author Campbell McGrath å PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Modernism and propaganda Bob Dylan and Walter Benjamin its range of interest encompasses the entire century of art and culture invention and struggleElegiac and celebratory deeply tragic and wickedly funny XX is a uniue collection from this acknowledged master of historical poetry and his most ambitious book ye. Actual rating 35 starsThis was a difficult book to come to an opinion about On the one hand the idea is really cool and the execution is often good on the other hand the poems are pretty wildly variable in uality tone and type Of course some variation in tone and type is good a book gets dull if every poem feels exactly the same This book however is truly wild it has pieces like Andy Warhol Waterfall of Dollar Signs 1987 which is literally what the title describes and no alongside simple lyric and narrative poems of varying uality I largely didn t like poems that dealt extensively in rhyme or rigid meter I felt that they were forced and lacking both the formal cleverness of some of the experimental moments like Jacues Derrida 1970 which is two t s two e s and two x s arranged around a dot or Hiroshima 1945 which graphically represents an explosion in a s o s and asterisks and the natural storytelling and uality of metaphor of the other open poems I also felt that some of those most experimental moments Hiroshima 1945 and Andy Warhol Waterfall of Dollar Signs 1987 in particular were not adeuately prepared for The book is not on balance a book of experimental poetry and I as a reader was not really prepared to switch into the frame of mind necessary to appreciate these artworks that are at least as much visual as they are linguistic because they are not readable in a conventional sense Similarly there were several concrete poems that were composed of readable words but they usually didn t have a narrative or grammatical logic to them and I couldn t always figure out what all of the component parts had to do with the ostensible topic which raises the uestion of why these words and not others and of course in poetry that uestion should be answerableThere were also however several very good poems scattered throughout the book I really liked all of the Frida Kahlo poems Guernica 1937 the Virginia Woolf poems the Apollinaire poems The Pulse of the Planet 1962 Georgia O Keefe 1983 Lee Atwater s Apocalyptic Dream 1991 and Digital Clocks 1992 All of these poems had some real brilliance to them but they also got buried a little bit in the rest of the 102 poems that made up the collection


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    [XX Author Campbell McGrath] Read ´ Campbell McGrath A poem for each year of the XXth century uite an undertaking and as you might imagine inconsistent to the core uirky character selections many of the topics famous XXth century writers as you'd expect Anna Akhmatova Apollinaire Virginia Woolf Kafka Sylvia Plath Hubby Ted Rilke John Ashbery Still there are many artists here too and

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    Campbell McGrath Ë 5 review Read ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ë Campbell McGrath [XX Author Campbell McGrath] Read ´ Campbell McGrath I was completely engrossed from page one This book is a year by year journey through the twentieth century each poem written from the viewpoint of a major cultural icon in a specific year Different poetic forms too are part of the structural strategy of the book The poems are stunningly beautiful imaginative and thought provoking Re

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    [XX Author Campbell McGrath] Read ´ Campbell McGrath 100 poems one for each year of the 20th century pretty enjoyable read

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    [XX Author Campbell McGrath] Read ´ Campbell McGrath Read ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ë Campbell McGrath What do we make of how McGrath devotes only one or two poems to each World War while at the same time giving us eight poems about Picasso and three about Frida Kahlo? Is this the way a masterful poet subverts our expectations about what the 20th century was or is the book's packaging to blame? Maybe it's accurate to call these 100 poems – one for each year – poems for the twentieth century's art Maybe that's the p

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    Free download XX Author Campbell McGrath [XX Author Campbell McGrath] Read ´ Campbell McGrath Read ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ë Campbell McGrath Actual rating 35 starsThis was a difficult book to come to an opinion about On the one hand the idea is really coo

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    [XX Author Campbell McGrath] Read ´ Campbell McGrath Read ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ë Campbell McGrath Reading this collection of poetry is like flipping through a scrapbook of notable 20th century markers—people places artifacts events—that conjure the essence of the times It cannot be comprehensive and should not be criticized for that

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    [XX Author Campbell McGrath] Read ´ Campbell McGrath ExcellentI'm ashamed to say as a lover of poetry I was unfamiliar with Campbell McGrath Well I am familiar now and this poetry is excellent A century of poems as different and encompassing as the century it encompasses Absolutely spellbindingWhether or not you love poetry you will appreciate the beauty of these verses Each one diverse and distinct I'd think I found my favorite then as I read on I'd say no th

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    [XX Author Campbell McGrath] Read ´ Campbell McGrath Free download XX Author Campbell McGrath I love the concept A century of topics Some were really as if written by the person like Elvis or Picasso while others were about events Very clever and well done My one beef as this may have to do with my ignorance some of the poems were about people I've never heard of before and there were no clues in the poems about what they did or stood for

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