Price: U.S. $19.95
Series No.: SMC 091
ISBN: 978-1557132253, Pages:
American Literature, Poetry
A Sun & Moon title.
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First published in 1978, The Orangery is one of Gilbert Sorrentino's most memorable collections of poetry. Each poem is a variation on "orange," which appears and reappears as a color, a fruit, a memory, an intrusion, a word seeking a rhyme, a presence expected and awaited.
As William Bronk wrote upon its original publication, "In The Orangery Sorrentino makes things which are hard, gaudy and sometimes scary. They are stark artifacts of our world but not the world. They are made to last."
Author of Red the Fiend, Aberration of Starlight, Mulligan Stew, and many other books of fiction and poetry, Gilbert Sorrentino is a Professor at Stanford University.