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Speculative Music free pdf Jeff Dolven's poems take the guise of fables, parables, allegories, jokes, riddles, and other familiar forms. So, there is an initial comfort: I remember this, the reader thinks, from the stories of childhood . . . . But wait, something is off. In each poem, an uncanny conceit surprises the form, a highway paved with highwaymen, a school for shame, a family of chairs. Dolven makes these strange wagers with the grace and edgy precision of a metaphysical poet, and there are moments when we might imagine ourselves to be somewhere in the company of Donne or Spenser. Then we encounter "The Invention: A Libretto for Speculative Music," which is, well--surreal, and features a decisively modern, entirely notional score, sung by an inventor and his invention, which (who?) turns out to be a 40s-type piano-perched chanteuse who (which?) somehow knows all the words to the song you never knew you had in you. The daring of this collection is not in replaying the fractured polyphony of our moment. "Speculative Music" gives us accessible lyrics that still manage to listen in on our echoing interiors. These are poems that promise Frost's "momentary stay against confusion" and, at the same time, provoke a deep, head-shaking wonder.

About Jeff Dolven

Jeff Dolven grew up in Massachusetts and studied at Yale and Oxford. His poems have appeared in "The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The Times Literary Supplement, The Yale Review," and elsewhere. "Speculative Music" is his first collection. He teaches poetry and poetics, especially of the English Renaissance, at Princeton University, and is an editor at large at "Cabinet" magazine. He lives in Brooklyn.

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Author : Jeff Dolven
Publisher : Sarabande Books
Data Published : 02 July 2013
ISBN : 1936747588
EAN : 9781936747580
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 65 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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