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Night in Brooklyn : Poems (Reprint) (Paperback) (D. Nurkse)

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D. Nurkse’s deeply satisfying new collection is a haunted love letter to the far corners of his hometown, Brooklyn, New York, and a meditation on the selves that were left behind in those indelible places.Here Nurkse brings alive the particular details that shape a life, in this case unique to the world of Brooklyn—a job at the Arnold Grill, “topping off drafts with a paddle” for the truckers who came in; the deaf white alley cat that mysteriously survived the winter on a stoop in Bensonhurst; the narrow bed where young love took place; the wild gardens behind the tenements. His exploration of this almost mythic city past is combined with a sense of the future speeding toward us—the ongoing riddle of time and being in a larger universe. . . . And she who was driving said,We know the coming disaster intimately but the present is unknowable.Which disaster, I wondered, sexual or geological? But I was shy:her beauty was like a language she didn’t speak and had never heard.From “The Present”
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 82
Genre: Poetry
Sub-Genre: American / General
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: D. Nurkse
Language: English
Street Date: January 5, 2016
TCIN: 50155666
UPC: 9780375712210
Item Number (DPCI): 248-03-0378

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