Vanishing lung syndrome

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Oberlin College Press, 1990 - Poetry - 84 pages
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Vanishing Lung Syndrome confirms Holub's special status as one of Europe's leading poets and as a rare mediator between scientific and literary modes of discourse. This book is darkly witty and mordantly accurate; it documents, among other things, the ig

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Contents

Syncope 9
7
What Else
10
Yoga
11
Great Ancestors
12
Not for Sale
14
Gardeners
15
Night Calamities
16
Parasite
18
Fish
32
Funerals
34
From the Travels of Abigdor Karo
36
The Steam
37
Glass
39
Lower West SideNew York
41
HemophiliaLos Angeles
43
They Asked the Gods
45

Skinning
21
La Brea
29
Skeletons
30
Nineveh
49
A Small Town in the Sonora Desert
50
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About the author (1990)

Holub is a distinguished scientist as well as a poet. The noted British critic A. Alvarez sees Holub's main concern as "the way in which private responses, private anxieties, connect up with the public world of science, technology, and machines.

David Young is Longman Professor of English and Creative Writing at Oberlin College.

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