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978-0-300-07966-1 / 0300079664

Reflections on Espionage: The Question of Cupcake

by Hollander, John

Publisher:Yale University Press

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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This book-length poem by one of the major poets of our era is structured as a series of messages transmitted by a master spy to the director of spy operations and to a number of his fellow spies. The spy speaks of his own alienation and sense of purposelessness as a secret agent -- a metaphor for a human existence committed to ordering, deciphering, and making sense of a world of random signs. First published in 1974, the book is now reprinted with a substantial introduction by the author that elaborates on the genesis of the poem, the literary figures who inspired some of the characters, the poem's reception, and other matters.

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