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Published by McClelland and Stewart in Toronto .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

Statementby Brian Moore.
ContributionsHalverson, Janet.
The Physical Object
Pagination[6], 250 p.
Number of Pages250
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20655915M

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The Emperor of Ice Cream book. Read 13 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Bearing the same name as William Steven’s famous poem from /5. The Emperor of Ice Cream is a beautiful, funny and touching memoir about author Gary Almeter and his grandfather. A lawyer living the urban, sophisticated life, Almeter sets out to explore the truth about his grandfather John, a rural dairy farmer who never lived more than a mile from where he was born/5(14). To tease out the meaning of “The Emperor of Ice-Cream,” one of the most famously elliptical poems of the 20th century, maybe we should start by looking into the meaning of ice cream itself. It turns out that its implications have changed a bit over time. Consider a text from roughly the same era, L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables (), in which a Sunday-school picnic drives the. "The Emperor of Ice Cream" is a gem of a novel and a hilarious, memorable read. Its hero is Gavin Burke, a teenage boy battling to find his purpose in life, dreaming of love and destiny, but unable to get his act together effectively/5(3).

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The Emperor of Ice-Cream Introduction. Ice cream is so tasty and wonderful, there should be an emperor of it, right? This is sort of what Wallace Stevens is getting at in his poem, "The Emperor of Ice-Cream," first published in Okay, maybe he's not suggesting that we all elect some guy/gal to oversee all ice cream production in the world, but he is suggesting that we take a moment to. The only emperor is the emperor of ice-cream. The only emperor is the emperor of ice-cream. In the context of death, an echo of Hamlet's comment to Claudius: “Your worm is your only emperor for diet. We fat all creatures else to fat us, and we fat ourselves for maggots.” . Published in , The Emperor of Ice-Cream by the expatriate North-Irish novelist Brian Moore is a coming of age novel focusing on the experiences of a young man during the early stages of WWII in Belfast. Moore’s wry and funny narration is based in part on his own experiences – he served in Ireland’s Ministry of War during WWII. Like many people, I was baffled when I first read his poems in high-school anthologies: “The Emperor of Ice-Cream” sounded like antique mumbo jumbo in comparison with the up-to-the-minute.