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The Van Gogh Notebook
Peter Cooley
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The Van Gogh Notebook

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A reissuing of The Van Gogh Notebook, poems by Peter Cooley.
Paperback, 80 pages
Published February 1st 2004 by Carnegie-Mellon University Press
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Mar 04, 2014 Vincent rated it did not like it
I wanted to like this. It came across as a dry exercise which individual pieces failed to take on their own life outside the paintings that inspired them. The often unmemorable and uninspiring verse seemed incapable of capturing anything but forced emotion. I was also troubled by the fact that almost every subject's mind he stepped into seemed to carry a heavy dose of condescension of their status and personality. I'm sure this was an attempt to make them interesting, perhaps even memorable, but ...more
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Peter Cooley (b. 1940) is an acclaimed American poet and a professor at Tulane University in New Orleans. Cooley received his undergraduate education at Shimer College, where he enrolled via the school's early entrance to college program and graduated in 1962. His graduate education he acquired at the University of Chicago and the University of Iowa, where he also attended the famous Iowa Writer ...more
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