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The Adventures of Ibn Opcit
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The Adventures of Ibn Opcit is a two-volume work by John Barr, first president of The Poetry Foundation. Grace, the first volume of this mock epic, is the master song of Ibn Opcit, a Caribbean gardener/poet condemned to die by torture. In a series of jailhouse monologues we hear him descant on justice, on creation, on America, on death and on life after death. In volume two, Opcit at Large, the poet pushes back on his oppressors in three adventures

Table of Contents

  1. Book One Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. 1-4
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 5-5
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  1. A Note on the Language
  2. pp. 6-6
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. 7-8
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  1. The Overruth Hearings
  2. pp. 9-16
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  1. The Eclogues of Opcit
  2. pp. 17-18
  1. I. Genesises
  2. pp. 19-26
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  1. II. I Been to New York. Once.
  2. pp. 27-58
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  1. III. The Opposite Number
  2. pp. 59-80
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  1. IV. The Death of the Appreciator
  2. pp. 81-90
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  1. V. Eclogue of Afters
  2. pp. 91-128
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  1. VI. The Wings of Man
  2. pp. 129-135
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  1. Biographical Note
  2. pp. 136-136
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  1. Book Two Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. 137-140
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 5-6
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. 7-8
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  1. The Afterdammit
  2. pp. 9-10
  1. Scene 1. Burnt Offerings
  2. pp. 11-27
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  1. Scene 2. Weight Watchers
  2. pp. 28-36
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  1. Scene 3. The Itinerant Poker
  2. pp. 37-47
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  1. Scene 4. A Momoyama Screen
  2. pp. 48-52
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  1. Opcit en Afrique
  2. pp. 53-54
  1. Scene 1. Breaking News
  2. pp. 55-61
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  1. Scene 2. Air Force 1½
  2. pp. 62-77
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  1. Scene 3. Table Talk
  2. pp. 78-86
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  1. Scene 4. 4-Way Stops
  2. pp. 87-97
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  1. Scene 5. The Citizen at the End of the World
  2. pp. 98-102
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  1. The Last Cosmonaut: A Christmas Tale
  2. pp. 103-104
  1. Prologue
  2. pp. 105-106
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  1. Day 1. Poets Shot from Guns
  2. pp. 107-113
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  1. Day 2. Wish You Were Here
  2. pp. 114-118
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  1. Day 3. The Wild Colonial Boy
  2. pp. 119-128
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  1. Day 4. Ptolemy Was Right
  2. pp. 129-135
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  1. Biographical Note
  2. pp. 136-272
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