Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

sign up for Boomerang Books BulletinGet Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Common Man by Maurice Manning

"The Common Man," Maurice Manning's fourth collection, is a series of ballad-like narratives, set down in loose, unrhymed iambic tetrameter, that honors the strange beauty of the Kentucky mountain country he knew as a child, as well as the idiosyncratic adventures and personalities of the oldtimers who were his neighbors, friends, and family. Playing off the book's title, Manning demonstrates that no one is common or simple. Instead, he creates a detailed, complex, and poignant portrait--by turns serious and hilarious, philosophical and speculative, but ultimately tragic--of a fast-disappearing aspect of American culture. "The Common Man"'s accessibility and its enthusiastic and sincere charms make it the perfect antidote to the glib ironies that characterize much contemporary American verse. It will also help to strengthen Manning's reputation as one of his generation's most important and original voices.

Buy Common Man by Maurice Manning from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780547249612
ISBN-10: 0547249616
Format: Hardback
Pages: 96
Imprint: Houghton Mifflin
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Publish Date: 9-Apr-2010
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions - Common Man by Maurice Manning

Book Reviews - Common Man by Maurice Manning

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Common Man book by Maurice Manning and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Books By Maurice Manning

Kilderry Files by Maurice Manning
Paperback, November 2017
$49.84
Gone and the Going Away by Maurice Manning
Hardback, April 2013
$48.10
Common Man by Maurice Manning
Paperback, April 2010
$23.18
Bucolics by Maurice Manning
Paperback, November 2008
$23.26