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The Sleep of Reason
by David Gewanter
University of Chicago Press, 2003
Cloth: 978-0-226-28973-1 | eISBN: 978-0-226-28975-5 | Paper: 978-0-226-28974-8
Library of Congress Classification PS3557.E897S57 2003
Dewey Decimal Classification 811.54

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
The Sleep of Reason plunges us into a macabre world where good impulses bring on evil consequences—a world not unlike our own. In David Gewanter's alternately delightful and startling poems, allegory comes alive and stalks a bookstore's musty aisles, comedians eviscerate their families for a laugh, lovers love each other for withholding affection, and theaters collapse on audiences hungry for spectacle. Amidst such surreal subjects, Gewanter's delicate musicality and keen sense of humor sparkle; his inquisition regarding a fallen world becomes a dark comedy of errors haunted by the most unexpected characters—from JFK Jr. to Tacitus, Redd Foxx to General Motors, Mariah Carey to 100 rabbits with herpes. An offbeat satire for an off-kilter age, The Sleep of Reason offers an incisive guide to moral behavior in an immoral world.

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