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O, What a Luxury: Verses Lyrical, Vulgar, Pathetic and Profound

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O What a Luxury: Verses Lyrical, Vulgar, Pathetic and Profound is the first poetry collection written by Garrison Keillor, the celebrated radio host of A Prairie Home Companion. Although he has edited several anthologies of his favorite poems, this volume forges a new path for him, as a poet of light verse. He writes — with his characteristic combination of humor and insight — on love, modernity, nostalgia, politics, religion, and other facets of daily life. Keillor's verses are charming and playful, locating sublime song within the humdrum of being human.

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"Keillor is very clearly a genius. His range and stamina alone are incredible...he has the genuine wisdom of a Cosby or Mark Twain." Slate

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"America's foremost humorist and social pundit....Keillor's running commentary about the human condition has the uncanny ability to home in on the pulse of America." PBS

About the Author

Garrison Keillor lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, home of A Prairie Home Companion, his radio show that has been on the air since 1974. He is the author of many books including the Lake Wobegon novels, and he edits the Good Poems anthologies. He is a contributor to the New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, and Salon.com. In 2006, he wrote the screenplay for the film A Prairie Home Companion, directed by Robert Altman.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802121615
Subtitle:
Verses Lyrical, Vulgar, Pathetic and Profound
Author:
Keillor, Garrison
Publisher:
Grove Press
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
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Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20131001
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.25 x 5 in

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