The Distinguishing Aspect

Rated 4.50/5 based on 2 reviews
John Beach's fifth collection of poetry. The 35 terzanelle poems in this collection are about secret identities and public persona. I have chosen 26 characters from classic literature, theater, the Pulps, comic books, and radio programs, each of whom uses a hidden identity (or identities) for heroic and less-than-heroic purposes. The real question is why they do so, why any of us do. More

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Words: 4,360
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301227006
About John Beach

The evolutionary result of Paperboy to Grocery Store worker to profession College Student to Magazine Editor to Computer Night Operator to Jr. Database Programmer to System Administrator to Computer Consultant to College Professor of Information Technology.

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Review by: Joanna Camile on June 17, 2013 :
Very nice. What identifies a person most? Culture, nationalism, politics, profession, gender, religion, ethnicity, tragedy, desire, justice? Beach examines this through glimpses into the persona worn by superheroes and other, older literary characters.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Michael Luttrell on June 10, 2013 :
This is a very enjoyable book of poetry. Although I'm not usually one who reads poetry, I found this book interesting because of the subject matter. The author goes deep into the mind and motivations of his subjects. His musings are insightful and thought-provoking. Although I wasn't familiar with every character involved, I still enjoyed almost all of the poems.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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