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The Resource REPUBLIC CAF℗E, David Biespiel

REPUBLIC CAF℗E, David Biespiel

Label
REPUBLIC CAF℗E
Title
REPUBLIC CAF℗E
Statement of responsibility
David Biespiel
Creator
Author
Language
eng
Summary
"Republic Café is a meditative, poetic journal about love during a time of violence. The book is a tally of what appears and disappears in every moment. Mindful of epigenetic experience as our bodies become living vessels for history's tragedies, David Biespiel praises not only the essentialness of human memory, but also the sanctity of our flawed, human forgetting. The book is a single poem -- 54 sections divided into three units each. The narrative details the experience of lovers in the American West,in Portland, on the eve and day of September 11, 2001. Evoking the slipperiness of public and private memory, Republic Café dramatizes that to fall in love secretly -- even just to touch a lover's bare skin and even in the midst of great tragedy -- is to perform a simultaneous act of remembering and forgetting. To be in the moments of the fullness of love is to be both free of and compromised by time and history. 'The pleasures of heaven are with me and the pains of hell are with me,' writes Walt Whitman in one of the book's three epigraphs. In the same expansive spirit, Republic Café is a tale of love and darkness, a magical portrait of the writer as a moral and imaginative participant in the political life of his nation"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Biespiel, David
Dewey number
811/.54
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.I374
LC item number
R47 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
The Pacific Northwest poetry series
Label
REPUBLIC CAF℗E, David Biespiel
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9780295744537
Lccn
2018046909
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(DLC)BK0024034628
Label
REPUBLIC CAF℗E, David Biespiel
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9780295744537
Lccn
2018046909
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(DLC)BK0024034628

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