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Goldbarth, Albert

Overview
Works: 2,058 works in 2,232 publications in 1 language and 11,889 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  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 )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 502 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 )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 453 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 )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gods by Albert Goldbarth( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 378 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."
Combinations of the universe by Albert Goldbarth( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 374 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 349 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 )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albert Goldbarth's "essays" (for want of a better term) stitch together elements of the memoir, the short story, the stand-up comedy shtick, the scholarly thesis, and the richly textured prose poem, into what critic Robert Atwan calls "a whole new breed" of personal essay. Goldbarth, says Atwan, "has spliced together strands of the old genre with a powerful new gene - and the results are miraculous."
Pieces of Payne by Albert Goldbarth( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 333 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
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
Popular culture by Albert Goldbarth( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 309 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 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 291 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."
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

Adventures in Ancient Egypt : poems by Albert Goldbarth( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 279 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
Original light : new and selected poems, 1973-1983 by Albert Goldbarth( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many circles : new & selected essays by Albert Goldbarth( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Saving lives : poems
Alternative Names
Albert Goldbarth Amerikaans dichter

Albert Goldbarth Poet

Languages
English (98)

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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 : essaysPieces of PayneTroubled lovers in history : a sequence of poems