Published March 2009 Everyman Library
A charming, thoughtful, and richly eclectic collection.
The design — as with all volumes in this series — feels both whimsical and essential; the contents bring together voices separated by centuries.
William Shakespeare and Allen Ginsberg sing within five pages of one another.
Yusef Komunyakaa’s reflections on Little Willie John hum against those of Gerard Manley Hopkins on Purcell.
And don’t miss Joyce Carol Oates’s vignette about waiting on Elvis at a diner in 1956.
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