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The publication of Alexander Theroux’s Collected Poems, a gathering of more than 660 poems, an astonishing creative output, will be among the major literary events of the year. Here is a full cornucopia of sonnets, odes, ballads, free verse, triolets, pure, satires, narratives, dramatic monologues, fanciful meditations, flytings and harangues, ruminations on death and lost ...more
Hardcover, 672 pages
Published April 8th 2015 by Fantagraphics
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Theroux is capable of penning some stellar poems, some heartblasting insights into the pains of love and whatnot (that if I were not an emotionless droid I would appreciate), however, the notion of a Collected Poems from a poet with one volume to his name (The Lollipop Trollops, 1991) is rather bizarre, even if his works have been anthologised and magazined over the decades. I always assumed a Collected Poems to be the reward for a lifetime of devotion to the poetic craft and a means for readers ...more
Alexander Theroux is a novelist, poet, and essayist. The most apt description of the novels of Theroux was given by Anthony Burgess in praise of Theroux's Darconville's Cat: Theroux is 'word drunk', filling his novels with a torrent of words archaic and neologic, always striving for originality, while drawing from the traditions of Rolfe, Rabelais, Sterne, and Nabokov.More about Alexander Theroux...