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  • The Guns and Flags Project by Geoffrey G. O'Brien

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95

    Obsessed with work and dream, shot through with weather and color, Geoffrey G. O'Brien's spirited debut pursues the possibility of the lyric itself - whether the voice raised "with melodies/and thinking" can be rescued from the ongoing disaster of progress. more...

  • The Fall of the House of Walworthby Geoffrey O'Brien

    Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 19.99

    In the tradition of The Devil in the White City comes a spell-binding tale of madness and murder in a nineteenth century American dynasty On June 3, 1873, a portly, fashionably dressed, middle-aged man calls the Sturtevant House and asks to see the tenant on the second floor. The bellman goes up and presents the visitor's card to the guest in... more...

  • Stolen Glimpses, Captive Shadowsby Geoffrey O'Brien

    Counterpoint 2013; US$ 25.00

    ?We watch what is moving fast from a platform that is also moving fast,? writes Geoffrey O?Brien in the beginning of Stolen Glimpses, Captive Shadows . This collection?gathering the best of a decade?s worth of writing on film by one of our most bracing and imaginative critics?ranges freely over the past, present, and future of the movies, from the... more...

  • Metropoleby Geoffrey G. O'Brien

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 26.95

    Geoffrey G. O?Brien?s third collection opens with a set of lyric experiments whose music and mutable syntax explore the social relations concealed in material things. O?Brien?s poems measure the "vague cadence" of daily life, testing both the value and limits of art in a time of vanishing publics and permanent war. The long title poem, written in a... more...

  • Castaways of the Image Planetby Geoffrey O'Brien

    Counterpoint 2013; US$ 16.95

    One of our best cultural critics here collects sixteen years' worth of essays on film and popular culture. Topics range from the invention of cinema to contemporary F-X aesthetics, from Shakespeare on film to Seinfeld, and we include essays on 30's screwball comedies, Hong Kong Martial Arts movies, to the roots of spy movies and the televising of... more...

  • Bartlett's Poems for Occasionsby Geoffrey O'Brien; Billy Collins

    Little, Brown and Company 2007; US$ 11.99

    Bartlett's Poems for Occasions, an entertaining, thought-provoking companion to the bestselling Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, is the book to turn to for any circumstance-from birth to death and everything in between. Under the direction of esteemed poet and writer Geoffrey O'Brien, Bartlett's Poems for Occasions will inspire you to turn to poetry... more...

  • Sleepless Nightsby Elizabeth Hardwick; Geoffrey O'Brien

    New York Review Books 2011; US$ 14.00

    In Sleepless Nights a woman looks back on her life?the parade of people, the shifting background of place?and assembles a scrapbook of memories, reflections, portraits, letters, wishes, and dreams. An inspired fusion of fact and invention, this beautifully realized, hard-bitten, lyrical book is not only Elizabeth Hardwick's finest fiction but one... more...

  • Bartlett's Poems for Occasionsby Geoffrey O'Brien; Billy Collins

    Little, Brown and Company 2007; US$ 29.01

    Bartlett's Poems for Occasions, an entertaining, thought-provoking companion to the bestselling Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, is the book to turn to for any circumstance-from birth to death and everything in between. Under the direction of esteemed poet and writer Geoffrey O'Brien, Bartlett's Poems for Occasions will inspire you to turn to poetry... more...

  • Bartlett's Poems for Occasionsby Geoffrey O'Brien; Billy Collins

    Little, Brown and Company 2007; Not Available

    Bartlett's Poems for Occasions, an entertaining, thought-provoking companion to the bestselling Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, is the book to turn to for any circumstance-from birth to death and everything in between. Under the direction of esteemed poet and writer Geoffrey O'Brien, Bartlett's Poems for Occasions will inspire you to turn to poetry... more...

  • The Difficulty of Beingby Jean Cocteau; Elizabeth Sprigge; Geoffrey O'Brien

    Melville House 2013; US$ 15.95

    Reflections on life and art from the legendary filmmaker-novelist-poet-genius. By the time he published The Difficulty of Being in 1947, Jean Cocteau had produced some of the most respected films and literature of the twentieth century, and had worked with the foremost artists of his time, including Proust, Gide, Picasso and Stravinsky. This... more...