- Paperback: 85 pages
- Publisher: Dell Publishing Co., Inc.; 1st edition (1970)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0440374960
- ISBN-13: 978-0440374961
- Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.3 x 0.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #992,724 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Rommel Drives on Deep into Egypt Paperback – 1970
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The author was a minimalist poet zoomed out by the Zen movement in the Nordic America.
I want to die
in your yellow hair.
Or this one
a plant by an open window
A bit above the standard 17 syllables, this theorem debouches:
She tries to get things out of men
that she can't get because she 's not
40 years ago the haiku-like poems were in the mainstream American poetry. This observation fits perfectly in my theory that haiku-like images and structures were divorced from the commercially successful poetry only after the 60s when the classical forms were falling out of fashion and the American society became increasingly diversified. In sync, the belle lettres genres became compartmentalized too. Many academia poets decided to look at the haiku and senryu as an easy exercise of 5-7-5 syllables. Their condescending stance is clear from The New Yorker to the Grub Street Writers, Inc., a private writing school in Boston which openly says in their advertisement brochure, “OK, you have already mastered haiku. Isn't it the right time for you to write something more profound?”
I am holding this saved book sent from the times when a talented poet (“There's not a more exciting, more challenging writer working in America today” stated on the back cover of the Brautigan's book!) could publish and republish this haikuish miniature in traditions of the Japanese masters:
Drinking wine this afternoon
the days are getting longer.
The cover shows a comely young woman sitting in a sandbox of a yesteryear.Read more ›
The photo on the cover would be worth the price of the book even if the poems were awful, and they're not. In fact, they're great. Light, withought being trivial, this one's a quick read that stays on. Brautigan's uniqe humor is pervasive and nothing is quite as simple as it might seem at first glance. Warning: Don't think about them too much. These are not grab on and chew kinds of poem-lettes. They're funny ineffable little beasts. I especially like Donner Party and Clad in Garments Like a Silver Disease. A great book just to have knocking about the house. Rock on Brautigan!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love Richard Brautigan. His poetry is better than I expected. Book condition was as seller stated, delivery was on time.Published 6 months ago by mindi
Great book! Richard Brautigan's poems are short, yet filled with wisdom and delight. "Rommel Drives on Deep into Egypt" is one of my favorites.Published 23 months ago by John Millsap
Someday this will be out of copyright,
and we will all have free downloads,
or maybe Amazon will charge 99 cents because the offered edition will contain a new... Read more
Brautigan is easy to read, breezy and fresh. His writing lets me know that i am doing the right thing when I accept life with optimism and humor.Published on December 5, 2012 by Floyd Frank
Fast shipping and great condition for age! I've been busy with various things happening at home, but I have read part of it. Read morePublished on December 28, 2010 by Terri Powers