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O, What a Luxury: Verses Lyrical, Vulgar, Pathetic & Profound [Hardcover]

Garrison Keillor

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Book Description

Oct. 1 2013
O What a Luxury: Verses Lyrical, Vulgar, Pathetic & Profound is the first poetry collection written by Garrison Keillor, the celebrated radio host of A Prairie Home Companion. Although he has edited several anthologies of his favorite poems, this volume forges a new path for him, as a poet of light verse. He writes-with his characteristic combination of humor and insight-on love, modernity, nostalgia, politics, religion, and other facets of daily life. Keillor's verses are charming and playful, locating sublime song within the humdrum of being human.

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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Grove Press (Oct. 1 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0802121616
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802121615
  • Product Dimensions: 21.1 x 14.7 x 2.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 363 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #435,777 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Praise for Garrison Keillor: "Keillor is very clearly a genius. His range and stamina alone are incredible . . . he has the genuine wisdom of a Cosby or Mark Twain." --"Slate""America's foremost humorist and social pundit . . . Keillor's running commentary about the human condition has the uncanny ability to home in on the pulse of America." --"PBS""Keillor has a way of reconciling seeming contradictions. A purveyor of all things folksy and down-home, he is a highly cultivated, worldly man." --"AARP"

About the Author

Garrison Keillor lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, home of A Prairie Home Companion, his radio show that has been on the air since 1974. He is the author of many books including the Lake Wobegon novels, and he edits the Good Poems anthologies. He is a contributor to the New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, and Salon.com. In 2006, he wrote the screenplay for the film A Prairie Home Companion, directed by Robert Altman.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Another GK must have Nov. 13 2013
By CB1966 - Published on Amazon.com
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As with all Garrison Keillor works, this book is a must have for seeing life a bit more on the light side. Garrison has an extraordinary way of helping us see the importance of finding the humor in our everyday lives. This collection of poems is a great work for the sofa or bedside table. The poems can be read and reread. Garrison writes with such color.
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5.0 out of 5 stars poems Oct. 24 2013
By N. Nelson - Published on Amazon.com
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I like Garrison Keillor's writing, and this poetry book is not a disappointment. His wit and humor are evident throughout.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun poems, and yes, some are delightly vulgar, if not lyrically perfect. Oct. 30 2013
By Thomas Schumacher - Published on Amazon.com
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Keillor's longevity as a story teller and writer, is in part that he can keep pushing against the edges of aging, judgmental thinking, and out-and-out prude hood. This is what draws nervous laughter from his audiences of his radio shows and readers of his verse/stories. Freud would be impressed that there are still, in our sociopathic world, enough psychoneurotic reactions to fuel our laughter and act as a source of (generally) guiltless fun.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 5 2014
By Laura - Published on Amazon.com
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as always
3.0 out of 5 stars Sorta weird March 20 2014
By Patti Mataxen - Published on Amazon.com
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Seems to be more like a bunch of poems and short stories, some are extremely funny and others are just plain weird. True Keiller style of writing.

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