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The Idiot Princess of the Last Dynasty

4.62 of 5 stars 4.62  ·  rating details  ·  8 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Hardcover, 205 pages
Published July 12th 1984 by Knopf
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Jan 19, 2011 Joe added it
Shelves: poetry
Still surprised how funny and scatological this is. Which makes lines like

"assassins of all we wait to love / and lovers of our own shadowy assassins"

more more. I'm still waiting for someone to coherently explain the background to the production of this book. All I know is that it is epic and somewhat heartbreaking.
Peter Klappert took up the mantle of the modernists, borrowed a wisecracking bartender in post-WWI Paris as a narrator, and wrote a brilliant, scathing, and hilarious book of poetry, and no one noticed.
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