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All-Night Lingo Tango
by Barbara Hamby
University of Pittsburgh Press, 2009
eISBN: 978-0-8229-9094-9 | Paper: 978-0-8229-6017-1
Library of Congress Classification PS3558.A4216A77 2009
Dewey Decimal Classification 811.54

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
This collection is a love letter to language with poems that are drunk and filled with references to the hyperkinetic world of the twenty-first century. Yet Zeus and Hera tangle with Leda on the interstate; Ava Gardner becomes a Hindu princess; and Shiva, the Destroyer, reigns over all. English is the primary god here, with its huge vocabulary and omnivorous gluttony for new words, yet the mystery of the alphabet is behind everything, a funky puppet masterwho can make a new world out of nothing.

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