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by Edward Dahlberg

The Sorrows of Priapus (Sorrows of Priapus Ppr) download ebook
ISBN:
0714506702
ISBN13:
978-0714506708
Author:
Edward Dahlberg
Publisher:
Marion Boyars (February 1, 1989)
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Pages:
118 pages
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1397 kb
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1837 kb
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Rating:
4.4

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Edward Dahlberg has this book, The Sorrows of Priapus. I will have more Dahlberg, please. Listen (relying upon Gilbert here againagain), the early Dahlberg ain’t what the later Dahlberg became. The subtle reasons may be many, but they all come down to essentially one reason: he is not for sale. -Gilbert Sorrentino.

Consisting of The Sorrows of Priapus and The Carnal Myth. The Sorrows of Priapus Hardcover – 1973. by. Edward Dahlberg (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central.

Edward Dahlberg, American Ishmael of Letters: Selected Critical Essays. Lawrence, Frank MacShane, Harold Billings, Herbert Read, Edward Dahlberg, Alfred Kazin, Joseph Evans Slate, Victor Lipton, William Carlos Williams, Jonathan Williams, Josephine Herbst, Allen Tate, Robert Kindrick, Paul Carroll.

Bibliographic Details. Title: The sorrows of Priapus; consisting of The. All books in very good condition or better unless noted. California customers will be billed for sales tax unless a resale number is provided. Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York. Publication Date: 1972. Major institutions and ABAA/ILAB dealers can be invoiced upon request. All drop ships will be sent with a Bolerium return address & the ABE manifest. All books returnable for any reason within 30 days of estimated delivery date. Bolerium Books is located at 2141 Mission, Suite 300, San Francisco, CA 94110.

Edward Dahlberg was born in Boston, Massachusetts to Elizabeth Dahlberg

Edward Dahlberg was born in Boston, Massachusetts to Elizabeth Dahlberg. Together, mother and son led a vagabond existence until 1905 when she operated the Star Lady Barbershop in Kansas City. Edward was sent to a Catholic Orphanage in Kansas City at the age of six for one year. In April 1912, Dahlberg was sent to the Jewish Orphan Asylum in Cleveland, Ohio where he lived until 1917. The Sorrows of Priapus was published in 1957, becoming his most successful book thus far. He later moved to Sóller, on Mallorca, while working on Because I Was Flesh, an autobiography which was published in 1964.

By (author) Edward Dahlberg. Fabling, forensics, "waggery" and discourse on man and myth, in a prose which shakes the fields of asphodel.

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Image shows actual book for sale. Book Condition: Good; firm binding; contents very good; slight handling wear. Soft Cover Calder & Boyars 1970 Dahlberg, Edward; Ben Shahn: The Sorrows Of Priapus. 1970 Calder & Boyars 0714506702. Image shows actual book for sale.

Records the author's response to human violence and carnality in this fable of the ancient world and pre-Columbian America
Reviews:
  • Raelin
It is ok for what it is.
  • Shakar
This is a most unusual book, of interest chiefly as that rarest of literary objects, a manifesto of pessimism. Dahlberg's intent seems to have been as much to display his bulging erudition and arch, archaic way with words as to decry man's slavery to the sexual urge. His ostensible subject is often buried beneath an avalanche of classical, historical, and anthropological allusions, but at least the book is riddled with eccentric epithets along the lines of "Man is double, and who may know his heart: he is a moral hermaphrodite." The author's tone is judgmental and defiant throughout, but that doesn't energize the book. The tedium of reading finally overwhelms any interest his oblique approach might provide, and there are no illuminating observations about the eternal itch, merely a catalogue of references to Greek gods, Mayan myths, and "primeval potherbs."
  • Whatever
Get me another scotch and turn on the lava lamp! I started reading this one, and then started thumbing around from front to back, and I still don't know what is going on -- but it was sure interesting while it lasted!
I found this book at a library book sale, so excuse me for not knowing anything about its literary pretensions or context.
WARNING, right off: You will have no idea what this book is about unless you take a class on this guy, which is probably unlikely, or have an odd, non-Hefnerian view of sex. Or if you're the sort to sit in a tweed blazer and monocle and snicker alone late at night over the Discovery channel with one hand down your pants.
When an author starts off by telling you unabashedly that he's going to use the whole range of the English vocabulary going back to the Elizabethans, whether you know what he's talking about or not, and then goes off to frolic around in weird, wordy and highly literary word-acrobatics about copulation and who-knows-what, you know you've gotten into something not exactly "summer reading."
I'm not sure who this book was intended for (from the intro, I'd say no-one), but it's always good to have it on your shelf, especially if the title is prominently displayed, and you can pull it out periodically and read vague and archly erudite chuckles about pudenda and whatnot.
As for "misanthropic," well, ya got me there. Really, that's just nitpicking with a book this weird.