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Evening Man

4.16  ·  Rating Details ·  19 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
A signed chapbook of 26 poems by Frederick Seidel -- some new, some previously published in magazines and journals -- in a limited edition of 500 copies.
Paperback, 55 pages
Published 2008 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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Justin Evans
Jun 23, 2016 Justin Evans rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry-and-drama
A dual-review of 'Evening Man' and 'Ooga-Booga.'

Yet more evidence that honest reportage from the disaffected has more critical force than puritanical censorship: it's impossible to read this and feel anything but disgust for Seidel, his world (i.e., the ultra-rich), and the world surrounding that world, in which everything is for sale, for the purposes of sex and hedonism. He's a bit like Houllebecq, if Houllebecq was much smarter and a better writer, and was a poet, rather than a novelist with
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John Pappas
Somewhere between the Beats, Leonard Cohen and Sylvia Plath's love-child, John Ashbery's free associatiative style and a freestyle, couplet- oriented hip-hop artist, if the hip-hop artist was white, old, rich and rapping about the Hamptons. Infuriating, impossible to catagorize, and puzzling. Is it good? I don't know. But his metaphorical precision and his Stevie Smith-like meter (metier?) makes him interesting, despite his rather loose outdated racial and sexist stereotypes, ironic or no.



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Evil, evil, evil.
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