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A clown at midnight, Andrew Hudgins, (ebook)

Label
A clown at midnight
Title
A clown at midnight
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Hudgins
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Recklessness and rigor, in equal measure, mark the stirring poetics of Andrew Hudgins in this fine new book. Hudgins can wrestle a rhyme scheme into submission with one hand tied behind his back and can penetrate the black heart of history with a single, subtly rendered detail. He laughs with Democritus and weeps with Heraclitus and, line by distillate line, contrives a tonic antidote to "the acetone / of American inattention." - Linda GregersonIn A Clown at Midnight Andrew Hudgins offers a meditation on humor with a refreshing poignancy and cutting wit. He touches on love and nature, but at its core this collection is about the consolations and terrors, the delights and discomforts, of laughter, taking its title from a quote by Lon Chaney Sr.: "The essence of true horror is a clown at midnight." Skillfully probing paradoxes, Hudgins conjures the titular clown: "Down these mean streets a bad joke walks alone / bruised head held low, chin tucked in tight, eyes down / defiant. He laughs and it turns to a moan." Hudgins gives us utter honesty and accessible verse, exploring moments both uncomfortable and satirical while probing the impulse to confront life's most demanding trials with laughter."Hudgins's poems are often funny, hinging on a joke or wisecrack or malapropism, but human nature red in tooth and claw has always been his greatest theme." - BookPage
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Midwest
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Hudgins, Andrew
Dewey number
811/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Target audience
adult
Label
A clown at midnight, Andrew Hudgins, (ebook)
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780544105522
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12016721
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12016721
System control number
MWT12016721
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
A clown at midnight, Andrew Hudgins, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780544105522
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12016721
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12016721
System control number
MWT12016721
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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