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Download The Early Poetry of Conrad Aiken: Turns and Movies Audiobook (Unabridged)

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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Conrad Aiken Narrator: Robert Bethune Publisher: Freshwater Seas Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2011 ISBN:
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What Spoon River Anthology does for a Midwestern small town, Turns and Movies does for the world of vaudeville. Like Masters, like Aiken: passions, betrayals, secrets, sins, victories, defeats, and inevitable losing struggles against age and death are the stuff of this work. And that's only the first part of the book.

The rest of the book consists of a set of four long poems: Discordants, Evensong, Disenchantment, and This Dance of Life. In these poems Aiken takes on a subject that strikes home now just as much as it did then: what happens to love when the flame of romance flickers, or even goes out? Aiken's men - he always writes from a man's point of view - make a variety of decisions, but for Aiken, the underlying determinant of all of those choices, for good or ill, is the ongoing, quiet, patient force of life itself: A light wind blew; the curtains stirred; The east grew pale; a sleepy bird/Sang a few notes, then life was still: A calm, unhurrying, soulless will. Aiken's words may be a almost a century old, but they still speak powerfully today. Enjoy!

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