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Goldbarth, Albert

Overview
Works: 2,062 works in 2,226 publications in 1 language and 11,758 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Fiction  Essays  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3557.O354, 811.54
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Most widely held works by Albert Goldbarth
Saving lives : poems by Albert Goldbarth( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems ranges from serious and personal topics to odd historical facts
Budget travel through space and time by Albert Goldbarth( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems by the two-time winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award takes readers on a tour of the universe, from the sinking of the island nation of Tuvalu into the Pacific to the construction of the William Herschel telescope from horse manure in the 1770s
Heaven and earth : a cosmology : poems by Albert Goldbarth( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The kitchen sink : new and selected poems, 1972-2007 by Albert Goldbarth( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brings together forty new poems with a rich selection of earlier poetry, ranging from the brief, flickering lyric to the long, narrative sequence
The gods by Albert Goldbarth( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Into a unified whole is the book's exploration of modes of faith. For this venture Goldbarth seems to be especially qualified. Reviewing him in the New Yorker, Helen Vendler said, "Half of Goldbarth's imagination ... is what is usually called religious. Goldbarth's tenderness toward the mystical does not however, vitiate his enormous curiosity, or the momentum of his zest, or his sympathy of souls with the historical personages he resuscitates ... His rhetoric is eager
Combinations of the universe by Albert Goldbarth( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jan. 31 by Albert Goldbarth( Book )

7 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comings back : a sequence of poems by Albert Goldbarth( Book )

6 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Across the layers : poems old and new by Albert Goldbarth( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Albert Goldbarth's Heaven and Earth: A Cosmology received the 1992 National Book Critics Circle Award, the citation called it 'a dazzling, delirious book as full of zest and joy as it is prodigal in the sweep of its learning and the warmth of its affections: Goldbarth is manna in the desert, a cure for what ails our poetry.' Now Goldbarth offers Across the Layers: Poems Old and New, which allows the poet to reconsider recent and previously published work in a continuum of wide stylistic variety and yet deep unifying concerns. The collection opens with his book-length "novel-poem" Different Fleshes, a serious romp through smalltown Texas and gay Paree in the twenties, and closes with the 'essay-poem' 'Dual,' a study of both intimate filial affections and the risk-taking photographs of Diane Arbus. Between these two major works are poems that range from a twelve-line lyric meditation on loss and continuity to a thirty-four-page. Narrative adventure of life on the road with a band of antique radio collectors; from poems in autobiographical voice to a chorale spoken by Walt Whitman's imagined children; from the world of Miss Aluminum Siding to the rigorous vision of Georgia O'Keeffe; from an antic litany of comic-book superheroes to a dark look at government espionage on the homefront."--Publisher description
Great topics of the world : essays by Albert Goldbarth( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great Topics of the World investigates everyday traumas and triumphs - the despairs, delights, and complexities of our lives - and places them in an historic, cosmologic context, in which Vermeer, Leeuwenhock, Amy Lowell, astronauts Kepler and Tycho Brahe, Krazy Kat creator George Herriman, and the Golem-conjuring Rabbi of Prague reenact their legendary dramas. And recurring throughout is the more intimate leitmotif of Goldbarth's own life and that of his family: the parents who inadvertently fed their boy's fascination with the flotsam and jetsam of American pop culture; the grandparents whose emigration from the old country was like "landing on Mars"; and the author himself, standing midway between the lore of Middle Europe and the lure of the New World, with its adventure comics, golden-haired enchantresses, and promises of a star-kissed future
Pieces of Payne by Albert Goldbarth( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Troubled lovers in history : a sequence of poems by Albert Goldbarth( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exhilarating range from the briefest of lyrics to rich and multipartite narrative adventures in exotic realms set against the backdrop of history
Popular culture by Albert Goldbarth( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To be read in 500 years : poems by Albert Goldbarth( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dark waves and light matter : essays by Albert Goldbarth( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These essays look squarely at large, tough, all-encompassing ideas, but they don't ignore the small specifics that multiply into a day, for example, one "lone orchid pressed into an album; its oils have long past stained the paper around it translucent, a wimple of spectral sheen."
Marriage and other science fiction by Albert Goldbarth( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everyday people by Albert Goldbarth( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virtuoso poet Albert Goldbarth returns with a new collection that describes the wonders of everyday peopleoverprotective parents, online gamblers, newlyweds, Hercules, and Jesus. In Goldbarths poetryexpansive, wild, and hilarioushe argues that our ordinary failures, heroics, joy, and grief are worth giving voice to, giving thanks for. Everyday People is an extraordinary new book by a poet who 2in thirty-five years of writing has amassed a body of work as substantial and intelligent as that of anyone in his generation. -- (William Doreski, The Harvard Review)
Adventures in Ancient Egypt : poems by Albert Goldbarth( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tiny daily triumphs and losses of all of our lives with the exploits of the gods and the limitless pulsing of the universe. In this new book, with the overriding memory of a mother's death by cancer, Goldbarth produces a sequence unified by themes of elegy, mourning, and lamentation, with settings that move from ancient pharaonic burial chambers to one last day at a suburban Chicago nursing home. It is a book of family history, and of intimate moments saved from
Many circles : new & selected essays by Albert Goldbarth( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Original light : new and selected poems, 1973-1983 by Albert Goldbarth( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Saving lives : poems
Alternative Names
Albert Goldbarth Poet

Languages
English (96)

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Budget travel through space and timeHeaven and earth : a cosmology : poemsThe kitchen sink : new and selected poems, 1972-2007Combinations of the universeAcross the layers : poems old and newGreat topics of the world : essaysPieces of PayneTroubled lovers in history : a sequence of poems