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Goldbarth, Albert

Overview
Works: 2,071 works in 2,243 publications in 1 language and 11,856 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Fantasy fiction  Fiction  Essays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3557.O354, 811.54
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Saving lives : poems by Albert Goldbarth( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 584 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 )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 493 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
The kitchen sink : new and selected poems, 1972-2007 by Albert Goldbarth( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 459 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
Heaven and earth : a cosmology : poems by Albert Goldbarth( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combinations of the universe by Albert Goldbarth( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gods by Albert Goldbarth( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To mirror the number of things the world is full of, the unexpected fulfillments it holds in its arms." This is a book both wild and wise, by a writer the National Book Critics Circle has cited for being "manna in the desert, a cure for what ails our poetry."
Jan. 31 by Albert Goldbarth( Book )

7 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in English and held by 340 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 )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 332 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
Troubled lovers in history : a sequence of poems by Albert Goldbarth( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 326 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
Pieces of Payne by Albert Goldbarth( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How is Eliza's divorce connected to the rise of twentieth-century quantum physics? Why does the steamy promise of "a key unlocking a door at a cheap motel along I-35" lead us to a consideration of Moby Dick? What does one physician's fake appointment book have to do with Columbus, with werewolves, with Fanny Burney's famously excruciating nineteenth-century mastectomy? Goldbarth sets his story of love's daily pleasures and griefs upon a foundation of ever-branching footnotes - from the strange worlds of supermarket tabloids and the Legion of Super-Heroes to more contemplative forays into gender politics, Dickens scholarship, and medical anomalies. By taking us on this mind-bending journey, he shows us how our lives are both confused and empowered by the multilayered universe around us."--BOOK JACKET
Popular culture by Albert Goldbarth( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 310 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 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annie Dillard has said that Goldbarth's prose is "lively, brilliant, vivid, witty, and informed" and Dark Waves and Light Matter triumphantly confirms this assessment
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)
Marriage and other science fiction by Albert Goldbarth( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his new book of poetry, Albert Goldbarth dons his rocket blast-pack and explores the intriguing idea that the joys, despairs, and confused hesitancies of our most intimate relationships can be rendered through some of science fiction's most cherished motifs: that man and woman are mutually reconnoitered alien landscapes; that sleep is eight hours of time travel; that the city-smashing monster sometimes runs amok in each of us; and that the mind is as deep as the universe, filled with glories and griefs on the scale of planets."--BOOK JACKET. "These poems are adventures diverse in direction and size - from sonnet-sized and under, to expansive mini-epics - that meld an exhilarating, sometimes loony vision to a learned sensibility and its moments of exacting observation."--BOOK JACKET
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

Disappearing into the swirl of time
Many circles : new & selected essays by Albert Goldbarth( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 277 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 Amerikaans dichter

Albert Goldbarth poet

Languages
English (102)

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Budget travel through space and timeThe kitchen sink : new and selected poems, 1972-2007Heaven and earth : a cosmology : poemsCombinations of the universeAcross the layers : poems old and newGreat topics of the world : essaysTroubled lovers in history : a sequence of poemsPieces of Payne