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Autumn Rhythm : Musings On Time, Tide, Aging, Dying, And Such Biz - Richard Meltzer

Autumn Rhythm

Musings On Time, Tide, Aging, Dying, And Such Biz

Paperback Published: 1st September 2004
ISBN: 9780306813818
Number Of Pages: 209

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A sublime and moving collection of essays by an eloquent master writer, "Autumn Rhythm" is equal parts candor, courage, humor, and desperation. A true-tongued, almost joyous gallows humor permeates the book, a meditation on what it's like to be on the outer edge of "boomerhood," on the cusp of official seniority; what it's like to have been so long associated with a youth movement-rock music-yet to no longer be young."Autumn Rhythm" comes from a man whose work has always been music as much as it's been about it, and who now brings his syncopation of word, sound, and sense to the subject of life itself, as lived and lost: a frank, brilliant, and ultimately poetic contemplation of physical decline, the deaths of friends and family, and the confounding, ever-accelerating changes in our culture."A rant in Meltzer's] finest and funniest manner, an epic vernacular monologue with stylistic roots in nineteenth-century humorists Bill Nye, Artemus Ward, and Mark Twain."

Introductionp. ix
Generic Death Poemp. 1
Autumn Rhythmp. 3
Sick Person's Carp. 73
Stan Stasiak: Dead Manp. 75
The Life of Christ (Deceased)p. 79
Dustp. 81
Minus Five and Countingp. 87
The Wisdom in Our Underwear: Final Notes on the Only Century We've Got for Another Weekp. 89
Goodbye Porkpie Cravatp. 131
Person Who's Deadp. 133
The Old Fuckeroop. 135
Middle Beginning Endp. 141
Metalp. 195
A Stiff for All Seasonsp. 197
Homep. 209
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ISBN: 9780306813818
ISBN-10: 0306813815
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 209
Published: 1st September 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.68 x 13.34  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1