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Hollywood & God is a virtuosic performance, filled with crossings back and forth from cinematic chiaroscuro to a kind of unsettling desperation and disturbing-even lurid-hallucination

Hollywood & God is a virtuosic performance, filled with crossings back and forth from cinematic chiaroscuro to a kind of unsettling desperation and disturbing-even lurid-hallucination. From the Baltimore Catechism to the great noir films of the last century to today’s Elvis impersonators and Paris Hilton (an impersonator of a different sort).

If only God would save me, Polito writes in the title poem, I would know how to hurt you, with the kind of drama and intimacy that infuses many of the voices here.

by. Robert Polito (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. ISBN-13: 978-0226103655. If only God would save me, Polito writes in the title poem, I would know how to hurt you, with the kind of drama and intimacy that infuses many of the voices here. Even Paris Hilton weighs in on spiritual matters (My God makes me feel good).

Robert Polito is a poet, biographer, essayist, critic, educator, curator, and arts administrator. He received the National Book Critics Circle Award in biography in 1995 for Savage Art: A Biography of Jim Thompson. The founding director of the New School Graduate Writing Program in New York City, he was President of the Poetry Foundation from 2013-2015, before returning to the New School as a Professor of Writing.

Hollywood & God is a virtuosic performance, filled with crossings back and forth from cinematic chiaroscuro to a kind of unsettling desperation and disturbing-even lurid-hallucination.

Hollywood and God. by Robert Polito. Hollywood & God is a virtuosic performance, filled with crossings back and forth from cinematic chiaroscuro to a kind of unsettling desperation and disturbing-even lurid-hallucination.

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1 quote from Hollywood God: ‘Remember: if you can see the Empire State Building,The Empire State Building can see yo.  . Details (if other): Cancel. From the Baltimore Catechism to the great noir films of the last century to today’s Elvis impersonators and Paris Hilton (an impersonator of a different sort), Robert Polito tracks the snares, abrasions, and hijinks of personal identities in our society of the spectacle, a place where who we say we are, and who (we think) we think we are fade.

Hollywood & God (Phoenix Poets). Hollywood & God is a virtuosic performance, filled with crossings back and forth from cinematic chiaroscuro to a kind of unsettling desperation and disturbing-even lurid-hallucination

Hollywood & God (Phoenix Poets).

Robert Polito, "Hollywood & God" from Hollywood & Go. Poet and scholar Robert Polito was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He earned his PhD from Harvard and has served as director of Creative Writing at The New School for two decades.

Reprinted by permission of The University of Chicago Press. Source: Hollywood & God (University of Chicago Press). More About this Poem. Polito served as president of the Poetry Foundation from July 2013 through June 2015.

Hollywood & God is a virtuosic performance, filled with crossings back and forth from cinematic chiaroscuro to a kind of unsettling desperation and disturbing—even lurid—hallucination. From the Baltimore Catechism to the great noir films of the last century to today’s Elvis impersonators and Paris Hilton (an impersonator of a different sort), Robert Polito tracks the snares, abrasions, and hijinks of personal identities in our society of the spectacle, a place where who we say we are, and who (we think) we think we are fade in and out of consciousness, like flickers of light dancing tantalizingly on the silver screen. Mixing lyric and essay, collage and narrative, memoir and invention, Hollywood & God is an audacious book, as contemporary as it is historical, as sly and witty as it is devastatingly serious.


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I like the title, I like the poems, I like the prose. "The Lord gave Elvis to the world as a gift,/but when I sang you heard his voice." Polito's deft handling of identity creates not persona poems nor roman a clef 70's confessions but identity transformed. And crime abounds, from "Deep Deuce" to "Spicy Detective." But get me outta here with "The Harrowing of Dorchester," a terrifying reflection on a Catholic childhood. "Give us Barabbas!"
Hollywood & God (Phoenix Poets) download epub
Poetry
Author: Robert Polito
ISBN: 0226673391
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Poetry
Language: English
Publisher: University of Chicago Press (April 1, 2009)
Pages: 88 pages