In this Book

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In this captivating sequel to his award-winning Rider, Mark Rudman reclaims a sacred space for poetry. The Millennium Hotel is a world of dazzling imitations, a vast casino where personal narrative is recognized as a fiction and death always holds the winning hand. Rudman asks, "How not to be seduced by the new?" as he illustrates the intimate ways in which facade, gender, and memory inform both our private and public realms.

Here the interlocutor's voice shifts and freely crosses gender lines, especially in poems about early erotic experience. Mothers, daughters, lovers, and wives are passionately engaged. Its inclusiveness and wide range of tonal registers enable The Millennium Hotel to blend seamlessly the intimate, the social, the comic, and the apocalyptic. The book moves like a series of sonatas, melding childhood, the diaspora, and eros.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page/Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. I. Screen Image
  2. p. 1
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  1. BIRTHDAY BLUES
  2. pp. 3-8
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  1. SCREEN IMAGE:(ROYAL EMERALD HOTEL, NASSAU)
  2. pp. 9-11
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  1. GRATUITOUS ACT
  2. pp. 12-14
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  1. ROLE PLAY
  2. pp. 15-17
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  1. DISTRACTED IN BEVERLY HILLS
  2. pp. 18-22
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  1. II: THE MILLENNIUM HOTEL
  2. p. 23
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  1. THE MILLENNIUM HOTEL: Prologue and Lament
  2. pp. 25-26
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  1. 2: Nothing Seasonal
  2. pp. 27-28
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  1. 3: The Path
  2. pp. 29-32
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  1. 4: Stormwatch
  2. pp. 33-36
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  1. 5: The Millenium
  2. pp. 37-42
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  1. 6: Around this time you began making transcontinental flights alone.
  2. pp. 43-44
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  1. 7: After the Storm
  2. p. 45
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  1. 8: "And What If It Had Been His Last Wish..."
  2. pp. 46-47
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  1. 9: The Stewardess
  2. pp. 48-49
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  1. 10: The Heights
  2. pp. 50-52
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  1. 11. 1812
  2. pp. 53-56
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  1. 12 Our beautiful mothers! Death isn't the worst of it:
  2. p. 57
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  1. 13. Walker's Pond
  2. p. 58
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  1. 14. Semaphore
  2. p. 59
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  1. 15. Night Thoughts
  2. pp. 69-70
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  1. 16 "Succulents subjected—"
  2. pp. 69-70
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  1. 17 "How far can we take chance, can chance take us?"
  2. pp. 71-74
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  1. 18 (Pause.)
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  1. 19 March
  2. pp. 78-79
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  1. 20 In the torrent
  2. pp. 80-81
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  1. 21 Pool Hall
  2. pp. 82-83
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  1. 22 Before Summer Rain
  2. p. 84
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  1. 23 Poolside
  2. pp. 85-92
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  1. 24 Gorge
  2. pp. 93-94
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  1. Ill. MOTEL EN ROUTE TO"LIFE OUT THERE"
  2. p. 95
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  1. Wood Floors
  2. pp. 97-103
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  1. Love's Way
  2. pp. 104-113
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  1. Love's Mirrors
  2. pp. 114-116
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  1. Sec Design
  2. pp. 121-124
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  1. Soho: The Early Days
  2. pp. 121-124
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  1. Easter Weekend in Denver
  2. pp. 125-133
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  1. On the Wheel Of
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  1. Aesacus, the Diver (after Ovid)
  2. pp. 145-148
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  1. Aesacus Risen
  2. pp. 149-150
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  1. Aesacus and the Dancer
  2. p. 151
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  1. Mixed Messages
  2. pp. 152-163
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  1. Motel En Route to "Life Out There"
  2. pp. 164-174
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  1. IV. ABOVE AND BELOW
  2. p. 175
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  1. Above and Below in Mexico
  2. pp. 177-184
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  1. Notes
  2. p. 185
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780819569738
Related ISBN
9780819522290
MARC Record
OCLC
726747551
Pages
201
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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