Ukulele Music and Perduta Gente

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ISBN 978-0-8101-5005-8

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ISBN 978-0-8101-5030-0
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Publication Date
August 1994
Page Count
110 pages
Trim Size
5 1/8 x 7 3/4

Ukulele Music and Perduta Gente

Perduta Gente
Peter Reading

This double volume of poems is the first U.S. publication of one of the most important and exciting contemporary English poets. "Ukulele Music" is a narrative of violence that ranges from urban London to Patagonia, and his philosophically serious treatment of victim and witness, culture and event, is unparalleled among contemporary writers. "Perduta Gente" is an intense depiction of the pathos and ironies of urban frenzy, squalor, money, and power, complete with a variety of visual textures--newspaper clippings, handwritten notebook entries, typed memos, and a scientific table.

About the Author
"The most original British poet of the eighties." --Julian Symons, Sunday Times
"If Reading wants to indicate his despair at the inadequacy of poetry, this book is evidence that he has despaired too soon." --Eric Korn, Times Literary Supplement