Gratis verzending vanaf 20 euro, gratis retourneren, bezorging waar en wanneer je wilt met   artikelen*

Barely Composed


Auteur: Alice Fulton
Uitgever: Ww Norton & Co
  • Engels
  • 1e druk
  • 9780393244885
  • februari 2015
  • Hardcover
  • 112 pagina's
Alle productspecificaties


In this eagerly awaited collection of new poems-her first in over a decade-Alice Fulton reimagines the great lyric subjects-time, death, love-and imbues them with fresh urgency and depth. Barely Composed unveils the emotional devastations that follow trauma or grief-extreme states that threaten psyche and language with disintegration. With rare originality, the poems illuminate the deepest suffering and its aftermath of hypervigilance and numbness, the formal feeling described by Emily Dickinson. Elegies contemplate temporal mysteries-the brief span of human/animal life, the nearly eternal existence of stars and nuclear fuel, the enduring presence of the arts-and offer unsparing glimpses of personal loss and cultural suppressions of truth. Under the duress of silencing, whether chosen or imposed, language warps into something uncanny, rich, and profoundly moving. Various forms of inscription-coloring book to redacted document-enact the combustible power of the unsaid. Though anguish is the universal language, there also is joy in the reciprocity of gifts and creativity, intellect and intimacy. Gorgeous vintage rhetorics merge with incandescent contemporary registers, and this recombinant linguistic mix gives rise to poems of disarming power. Visionaries-truth tellers, revelators, beholders-offer testimony as beautiful as it is unsettling. Shimmering with the good strangeness of poetry, Barely Composed bears witness to love's complexities and the fragility of existence. In the midst of cruelty, a world in which the pound is by the petting zoo, Fulton's poems embrace the inextinguishable search for goodness, compassion, and the principles of tranquility.


A remarkable, courageous, almost preternatural poetic sensibility. -- Los Angeles Review of Books Fulton removes language from its standard literary and idiomatic proprieties... Her varied techniques are particularly alchemy of language and the world beyond the authentic representation of the personal. But she can do expressive representation too. -- Daisy Fried - New York Times Book Review Elegant and experimental at once, committed to operating at the freshest tip of the mind, these poems pry through our own readerly boundaries. -- Poetry International Fulton sounds at home in the unknown, her music rising like wind whistling between all these 'finite things.' You may not mind getting lost with such a guide. -- Michael Andor Brodeur - Boston Globe At times musical, yes, but at other times a weapon, or a stick to prod open the underbelly of some dark dream...sonorous, rich, and full of surprises. -- Casey Patrick - Rumpus



februari 2015
1e druk
22,9 x 13,7 x 1,3 cm
Aantal pagina's
112 pagina's


Alice Fulton
Ww Norton & Co



Overige kenmerken

Extra groot lettertype

Je vindt dit artikel in

Studieboek of algemeen
Algemene boeken
Nieuw of tweedehands

Reviews Barely Composed

Zeer goed Goed Gemiddeld Onvoldoende Slecht

Voor dit artikel zijn er nog geen reviews geschreven. Schrijf nu zelf de eerste review.

Uit ons lees Magazine

Vijfde plaats CPNB gaat naar: De bokser

In deze biografie wordt aan de hand van een honderdtal interviews, nooit eerder geopenbaarde documenten en Moszkowicz' eigen dagboek een opzienbarend verhaal verteld.

Lees volledig artikel
19, 99
2 - 6 weken Tooltip
Verkoop door
  • Gratis verzending vanaf 20 euro
  • 30 dagen bedenktijd en gratis retourneren
  • Ophalen bij een afhaalpunt mogelijk
  • Dag en nacht klantenservice
  • Cadeautje? Laat het voor je inpakken en bezorgen
Andere verkopers (1)
Snelste levering
6 - 10 dagen
Snelste levering

Vragen en antwoorden (0)