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Erasures
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“When history proves useless and consensus chimerical,” Donald Revell has written, “the poet’s necessity is invention, and this does a lot to explain our century’s preference for revision over mimesis.” For Revell, The disruptions of this century have destroyed old illusions of historical continuity: “The consolations of history are furtive,/ then fugitive, then forgotten.” Invoking such contemporary events as the collapse of communism and the end of the Cold War, he seeks to integrate the political with the personal in a search for new paradigms of value and honor.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Contents
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  1. Muse
  2. pp. 1-2
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  1. I: Marina Pacifica
  2. p. 3
  1. The Lesson of the Classics
  2. p. 5
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  1. Jeremiah
  2. p. 6
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  1. The Massacre of the Innocents
  2. p. 7
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  1. Epigone
  2. p. 8
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  1. On the Cards
  2. p. 9
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  1. Heat Lightning
  2. p. 10
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  1. 1990
  2. p. 11
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  1. The Deposed
  2. p. 12
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  1. Anniversary of Many Cities
  2. p. 13
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  1. The Next War
  2. p. 14
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  1. Benzene
  2. p. 15
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  1. II: Erasures
  2. p. 17
  1. City More Than I Suspected
  2. pp. 19-20
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  1. The Other The Wings
  2. p. 21
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  1. Sirius
  2. pp. 22-23
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  1. The Hotel Sander
  2. p. 24
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  1. A Type of Agnes
  2. pp. 25-26
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  1. You See Corsica
  2. pp. 27-28
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  1. Explicit Vita
  2. p. 29
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  1. And Nothing But
  2. p. 30
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  1. The Ringrose
  2. p. 31
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  1. Erasures
  2. p. 32
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  1. III: Apart from Solitude
  2. p. 33
  1. Mayakovsky Welcomed to America, 1925
  2. p. 35
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  1. Apart from Solitude
  2. p. 36
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  1. An Episode of the Great Awakening in New England
  2. p. 37
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  1. Of Africa
  2. p. 38
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  1. Warm Days in January
  2. pp. 39-40
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  1. On the Cape
  2. pp. 41-42
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  1. Last
  2. pp. 43-47
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