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The Anthologist

The Anthologist

(2009)
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The Anthologist is narrated by Paul Chowder -- a once-in-a-while-published kind of poet who is writing the introduction to a new anthology of poetry. He's having a hard time getting started because his career is floundering, his girlfriend Roz has recently left him, and he is thinking about the great poets throughout history who have suffered far worse and deserve to feel sorry for themselves. He has also promised to reveal many wonderful secrets and tips and tricks about poetry, and it looks like the introduction will be a little longer than he'd thought.

What unfolds is a wholly entertaining and beguiling love story about poetry: from Tennyson, Swinburne, and Yeats to the moderns (Roethke, Bogan, Merwin) to the staff of The New Yorker, what Paul reveals is astonishing and makes one realize how incredibly important poetry is to our lives. At the same time, Paul barely manages to realize all of this himself, and the result is a tenderly romantic, hilarious, and inspired novel.

 
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Used availability for Nicholson Baker's The Anthologist


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Hardback Editions

September 2009 : USA Hardback
Title: The Anthologist: A Novel
Author(s): Nicholson Baker
ISBN: 1-4165-7244-9 / 978-1-4165-7244-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2009 : UK Hardback
Title: The Anthologist
Author(s): Nicholson Baker
ISBN: 1-84737-635-5 / 978-1-84737-635-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

August 2010 : UK Paperback
Title: The Anthologist
Author(s): Nicholson Baker
ISBN: 1-84739-782-4 / 978-1-84739-782-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: The Anthologist: A Novel
Author(s): Nicholson Baker
ISBN: 1-4165-7245-7 / 978-1-4165-7245-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 2009 : UK Paperback
Title: The Anthologist
Author(s): Nicholson Baker
ISBN: 1-84737-636-3 / 978-1-84737-636-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

March 2010 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Anthologist: A Novel
Author(s): Nicholson Baker
ISBN: 1-4001-1663-5 / 978-1-4001-1663-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
Availability: Amazon UK   

March 2010 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Anthologist: A Novel
Author(s): Nicholson Baker
ISBN: 1-4001-4663-1 / 978-1-4001-4663-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
Availability: Amazon UK   

March 2010 : USA MP3 CD
Title: The Anthologist: A Novel
Author(s): Nicholson Baker
ISBN: 1-4001-6663-2 / 978-1-4001-6663-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
Availability: Amazon UK   

March 2010 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Anthologist: A Novel
Author(s): Nicholson Baker
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

September 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Anthologist: A Novel
Author(s): Nicholson Baker
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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