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The destructive element : new and selected poems

Title
The destructive element : new and selected poems / Turner Cassity.
Author
Cassity, Turner.
Publication
Athens, OH : Ohio University Press, [1998], ©1998.

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Description
xii, 246 pages; 24 cm
Contents
  • At the Palace of Fine Arts -- Monumental Is More than a Question of Scale -- Meaner than a Junkyard Dog, or, Turner's Evil Twin -- Man of the Century -- Across the River and into the Sleaze -- The Glorified Go One by One to Glory -- The Pied Piper -- The Power of Abstraction -- Making Orville's Day -- High Fashion -- Never Use a Stock Ticker without a Geiger Counter -- The Blood of the Widow Oosthuizen -- Soldiers of Orange -- Outward Bound -- Rondo on the Rio Negro -- Double Passage on the Holland-Amerika -- Tulips from Alcibiades -- Kurt Weill in Curacao -- Two Sides of the Mackie Messer Mouth -- The Mount of the Holy Cross -- Horizons and Myopia -- Number One Nob Hill -- Un bel di vedremo -- Ten on the Richter -- Philip the Fair on Folsom Street -- A Word from Isobel -- Astrology in the Sahara -- Oued Draa -- Regression Analysis -- Walking on Water -- Sitting behind Ben-Hur -- Joshua Ben-Panthera -- Christ of the Andes -- Christ of the Ozarks -- The Canals of Pera --
  • Architecture 101 -- Iconography -- The Custom of the Country -- Vegetarian Mary and the Venus Flytrap -- James Jones, Infantry -- Repenting the Needle, Somewhat -- Deep Depression in Key West -- Days of Labor -- Dante by the Bay -- Red Rust in the Sunset -- Haitian Endymion -- Aubade -- Teatro Amazonas -- A Message from Mother Goddam -- La Petite Tonkinoise -- Calvin in the Casino -- Woman -- Watchboy, What of the Night? -- Servant Problem -- A Somewhat Static Barcarolle -- Junker-Lied -- Love in Cincinnati -- Period Piece -- Grace at the Atlanta Fox -- Of Heaven as Production Number -- A Song in Subtitles -- A Song to Be Syndicated -- Domestic Symphony -- A Clock with a Mirror Face -- Ways of Feeling -- His Supreme Intelligence, the Emperor of the Universe -- Assorted Beasts -- A City in the Sky -- Tournament -- In the Palace of Blue Magic -- The View from the Water World -- The Merciless Returns -- What the Sirens Sang -- The Procurator Is Aware That Palms Sweat --
  • A Crown for the Kingfish -- Manchuria 1931 -- The Last of Vichy -- Pacelli and the Ethiop -- The Entrance of Winifred into Valhalla -- Blood and Flatiron -- Carpenters -- Purdah in Pretoria -- Confederates in Brazil -- DeLesseps Go Home -- Gauchesco -- The Shropshire Lad in Limehouse -- In Sydney by the Bridge -- By the Waters of Lexington Avenue -- L'aigle a deux jambes -- Off the Freeway -- The Dispositions of Retirement Pay -- Making Blackberry Jelly -- Costuming the Pageant -- Visiting the Cemetery -- Cartography Is an Inexact Science -- Allegory with Lay Figures -- The Love Life of Captain Hook -- Yellow for Peril, Black for Beautiful -- On the Freeway -- The Corpses at Zinderneuf -- Phantoms -- The New Suit -- Military Funeral -- Alternative Autobiographies: He retires after 34 years in the Canal Zone -- Alternative Autobiographies: He is the last American in Johannesburg -- Nellie Melba -- Viscount Greystoke -- Alfred Douglas -- J. Bruce Ismay --
  • Mrs. Leland Stanford -- Do Not Judge by Appearances. Or Do -- Why Fortune Is the Empress of the World -- Flying Friendly Skies -- A Dance Part Way around the Veau d'Or, or, Rich within the Dreams of Avarice -- The Garden and the Gods -- Pausing in the Climb -- The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Dr. Jekyll -- The New Dolores Leather Bar -- Appalachia in Cincinnati -- Hunting -- U-24 Anchors off New Orleans, 1938 -- Phaethon -- Berolina Demodee -- The Goblin Market, or, The Sorrows of Satan -- Imputations -- Page from a Bar Guide -- The Aswan Rowing Club -- Eniwetok Mon Amour -- Scheherazade in South Dakota -- Via Spaceship through Saskatchewan -- At the Mercy of the Queen-Empress -- Ghosts -- The Miller -- A Distant View of the Chinese Wall -- News for Loch Ness -- The Chinaberry Tree -- Seeking a Level -- Hurricane Lamp -- Our Lady's Juggler -- In the Kingdom of Jerusalem -- Adding Rattles -- So Here It Is at Last -- The Alfano Ending -- Promises, Promises --
  • Persistence of Memory -- Hedy Lamarr and a Chocolate Bar -- Prometheus in Polynesia -- When in Doubt, Remain in Doubt -- Acid Rain on Sherwood Forest -- Bank Notes -- Correction and Amplification -- Inducted -- Berlin-to-Baghdad -- Immurings -- Power Failure -- Between the Chains -- R.U.R. or Are You Aren't? -- Apocalypse as Genre -- Some People Have No Small Talk -- Campion in Uniform -- For the Scrapbook of Mrs. Charles Black -- Mainstreaming -- Fin de Siecle -- Publicans and Sinners -- Franchises -- Texarkana -- Knowledge Is Power, but Only If You Misuse It -- Retouching Walker Evans -- Other Directed -- Method -- One of the Boys, or, Nothing Sad about My Captains -- Links -- Open Wounds -- Laying It on the Line -- Epilogue: He Whom Ye Seek.
ISBN
  • 0821412213 (alk. paper)
  • 0821412221 (pbk. : alk. paper)
LCCN
97037649
OCLC
  • 37509969
  • ocm37509969
Owning Institutions
Columbia University Libraries