Freud by other means

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La Alameda Press, Dec 31, 2002 - Poetry - 120 pages
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Poetry. Born in New York in 1928, Gene Frumkin is a professor emeritus of English at the University of New Mexico, where he served from 1966-1994. He lived in the Bronx where his first poem was a spontaneous couplet in Yiddish at age four, and his work in poetry has been influenced at various times by Black Mountain, surrealism and language writing. "Gene Frumkin's Freud By Other Means is an extraordinary collection, mining a core where language and silence meet and, through their interchange, interrogate psychological complexities of what it means to be human, embodied, yet simultaneously divine--I want to call him a 'treasure', and I will, since this book, like his others, is a storehouse where each poem is a jewel that, when turned in the light of the reader's consciousness, reveals an immensity of being for which we can all be grateful"--George Kalamaras.

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I hadn't read any Frumkin before, and found this fascinating. His use of language—at times dense and rich, yet at others spare and exposed—and his psyche made for a wonderful read. Read full review

Contents

The Life of Eternity
11
A Trickle of Flame
26
Weighing the Balance
40
Freud in California
53
Composite in Black and Blood
66
Diamond Tongue
79
Dramatizing
92
Irony Apropos
105
Falling into Meditation
119
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About the author (2002)

Gene Frumkin was born in New York City in 1928. After obtaining a degree from the University of California in 1950, he worked for a time as managing editor of California Apparel News before moving on to the University of New Mexico, where he became writer-in-residence and then professor of English. Frumkin's poetry is generally associated with the Beat Movement. Besides publishing his poetry in various journals, such as Saturday Review and Poetry, he has also written numerous books of poetry. They include The Hawk and the Lizard, The Orange Tree, The Rainbow Walker, Locust Cry, The Mystic Writing Pad, The Indian Rio Grande: Recent Poems From Three Cultures, and Loops. Frumkin is the co-founder of the poetry journal Coastlines. He lives in New Mexico.

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