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Dreaming the end of war

Author: Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Publisher: Port Townsend, Wash. : Copper Canyon Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This suite of twelve dreams, emanating from the borderland between Mexico and the United States, traces humanity's addiction to violence and killing - from boys stepping on ants to men shooting animals, men shooting women, men shooting enemies. The dreams begin in a desert landscape where poverty and wealth grate against each other, and the ever-present war becomes "as invisible as the desert sands we trample on."  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sáenz, Benjamin Alire.
Dreaming the end of war.
Port Townsend, Wash. : Copper Canyon Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)607813003
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Alire Sáenz
ISBN: 1556592396 9781556592393
OCLC Number: 62152861
Description: 71 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Do not mind the bombs --
The first dream: learning to kill --
The second dream: killing and memory and war --
The third dream: the names and their gods --
The fourth dream: families and flags and revenge --
The fifth dream: Bullets and deserts and borders --
The sixth dream: animals, food, aesthetics --
The seventh dream: resurrecting dogs --
The eighth dream: summer (and a dog of my own) --
The ninth dream: war (in the city in which I live) --
The tenth dream: this is how it will end. Is this how it will end? --
The eleventh dream: fathers and other gods --
The twelfth and final dream: a dream of the day.
Responsibility: Benjamin Alire Sáenz.

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"This suite of twelve dreams, emanating from the borderland between Mexico and the United States, traces humanity's addiction to violence and killing - from boys stepping on ants to men shooting animals, men shooting women, men shooting enemies. The dreams begin in a desert landscape where poverty and wealth grate against each other, and the ever-present war becomes "as invisible as the desert sands we trample on." The dreams move toward a greater peace, with Saenz providing glimpses of a peace that is possible in this world."--Jacket.

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