A Craving for Swan

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Ohio State University Press, Nov 1, 1987 - American essays - 314 pages
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Essays deal with Stalin, time, television, bears, eternal youth, fashion, summer, the imagination, longings, metaphors, science, shopping, and the future

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Review: A Craving for Swan: Commentaries as Heard on NPR's "All Things Considered"

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Collection of short pieces from All Things Considered. Well written but brief, fleeting, dare I say... immemorable. Didn't finish. Read full review


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About the author (1987)

Romanian-born poet and essayist Andrei Codrescu, who also utilizes the pen names Betty Laredo and Maria Parfeni, emigrated to the United States in 1966. Codrescu earned a B.A. at the University of Bucharest, and has taught at numerous academic institutions including Johns Hopkins, the University of Baltimore, and Louisiana State University. Codrescu worked for National Public Radio as a commentator and has been featured on ABC News' Nightline. Some of Codrescu's short stories and novels include his first poetry collection, License to Carry a Gun and a memoir entitled In America's Shoe. Throughout the years, Codrescu has been awarded many honors including the Big Table Poetry Award, General Electric Foundation Poetry Prize, and National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships for poetry, editing, and radio. His titles include The Posthuman Dada Guide: Tzara and Lenin Play Chess, The Poetry Lesson, and Whatever Gets You through the Night: A Story of Sheherezade and the Arabian Entertainments.

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