Barely Composed
Auteur: Alice Fulton
  • Engels
  • Hardcover
  • 9780393244885
  • Druk: 1
  • maart 2015
  • 112 pagina's
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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.

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Hardcover
Druk
1
Verschijningsdatum
maart 2015
Afmetingen
Afmeting: 22,9 x 13,7 x 1,3 cm
Aantal pagina's
112 pagina's
Illustraties
Nee

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Auteur
Alice Fulton
Uitgever
Ww Norton & Co

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9780393244885

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Gewicht
248 g
Studieboek
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Verpakking breedte
150 mm
Verpakking hoogte
218 mm
Verpakking lengte
218 mm

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