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The Anthologist - A Novel

Nicholson Baker

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Description:

The Anthologist is narrated by Paul Chowder-a once-in-a-while-published kind of poet who is writing the introduction to a new anthology of poetry. He's having a hard time getting started because his career is floundering; his girlfriend Roz has recently left him; and he is thinking about the great poets throughout history who have suffered far worse and deserve to feel sorry for themselves. He has also promised to reveal many wonderful secrets and tips and tricks about poetry, and it looks like the introduction will be a little longer than he'd thought. What unfolds is a wholly entertaining and beguiling love story about poetry: from Tennyson, Swinburne, and Yeats to the moderns (Roethke, Bogan, Merwin) to the staff of the New Yorker, what Paul reveals is astonishing and makes one realize how incredible important poetry is to our lives. At the same time, Paul barely manages to realize all of this himself, and the result is a tenderly romantic, hilarious, and inspired novel.

Language:

English

Length:

6h 49m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:28


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

30:35


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

27:02


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

27:17


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

25:45


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

26:18


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

31:48


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

29:52


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

24:29


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

39:05


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

26:09


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

16:21


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

30:21


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

19:51


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

14:11


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

17:39


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

17:48


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:49


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

00:25