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God Particles - LUX THOMAS

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Published: 1st March 2008
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God Particles displays the distinctive originality and unpredictability that prompted the Washington Post Book World to name Lux one of this generation’s most gifted poets. A satiric edge, tempered by profound compassion, cuts through many of the poems in Lux’s book. While themes of intolerance, inhumanity, loss, and a deep sense of mortality mark these poems, a lighthearted grace instills even the somberest moments with unexpected sweetness. In the title poem Lux writes, “there’s no reason for God to feel guilt / I think He was downhearted, weary, too weary / to be angry anymore . . . / He wanted each of us, / and all the things we touch . . . / to have a tiny piece of Him / though we are unqualified, / of even the crumb of a crumb.” Dark, humorous, and strikingly imaginative, this is Lux’s most compassionate work to date.

Contents
The Gentleman Who Spoke Like Musicp. 3
Behind the Horseman Sits Black Carep. 4
The Hungry Gap-Timep. 5
Hitler's Slippersp. 6
Sleep's Ambulancep. 7
Lump of Sugar on an Anthillp. 8
Stink Eyep. 9
The Lead Hourp. 10
The First Songp. 11
Peacocks in Twilightp. 12
Nolens Volens (Whether Willing or Unwilling)p. 13
Gravy Boat Goes over Waterfallp. 14
The General Law of Oblivionp. 15
Midmorningp. 16
Put the Bandage on the Sword and Not the Woundp. 17
The Harmonic Scalpelp. 18
The Republic of Anesthesiap. 19
Man Pedaling Next to His Bicyclep. 20
Her Hat, That Party on Her Headp. 21
Eyes Scooped Out and Replaced by Hot Coalsp. 22
The Pier Aspiringp. 23
God Particlesp. 27
Their Feet Shall Slide in Due Timep. 28
Invectivep. 29
Jesus' Baby Teethp. 30
How Difficultp. 31
Apology to My Neighbors for Beheading Their Duckp. 32
Antinomianismp. 33
5,495p. 34
The Utopian Warsp. 36
The Joy-Bringerp. 37
The Happy Majorityp. 41
Cliffs Shining with Rainp. 42
The Shooting Zoop. 43
The Ambrosiana Libraryp. 44
The Deathwatch Beetlep. 46
Mole Emerging from Trench Wall, Verdun, 1916p. 47
The Grand Climactericp. 48
Vaticidep. 49
Early Blurp. 50
Sex After Funeralsp. 51
Puzzleheadp. 52
Blue Vistas Gluedp. 53
The American Duelp. 54
Toad on Golf Teep. 55
And the Mice Made Marriage All Nightp. 56
Vinegar on Chalk 57
Autobiographophobiap. 58
Sugar Spoonp. 60
A Clearing, a Meadow, in Deep Forestp. 61
Notesp. 63
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ISBN: 9780618931828
ISBN-10: 0618931821
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 63
Published: 1st March 2008
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 0.6
Weight (kg): 291.0
Edition Number: 10