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Mother love : poems

Author: Rita Dove; Poets Laureate Collection (Library of Congress)
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A collection of poems derived from the ancient Greek myth of Demeter and Persephone that explores the love between mother and daughter.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rita Dove; Poets Laureate Collection (Library of Congress)
ISBN: 0393038084 9780393038088
OCLC Number: 31971278
Description: 77 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Heroes --
Primer --
Party dress for a first born --
Persephone, falling --
The search --
Protection --
The Narcissus flower --
Persephone abducted --
Statistic: the witness --
Grief: the council --
Mother love --
Breakfast of champions --
Golden oldie --
Persephone in hell --
Hades' pitch --
Wiederkehr --
Wiring home --
The bistro styx --
Blue days --
Nature's itinerary --
Sonnet in primary colors --
Demeter mourning --
Exit --
Afield --
Lost brilliance --
Political --
Demeter, waiting --
Lamentations --
Teotihuacán --
History --
Used --
Rusks --
Missing --
Demeter's prayer to Hades --
Her island.
Responsibility: Rita Dove.
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A collection of poems by Rita Love, Poet Laureate of the United States between 1993 and 1995. The poems call upon the ancient Greek myth of Demeter and Persephone to examine the deep relationships  Read more...

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<em>Mother Love</em> is an unsparing book. . . . Rita Dove's laser glance exposes and cauterizes its subjects in new and disturbing ways. --Helen Vendler

 
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