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Thieves of paradise

Author: Yusef Komunyakaa
Publisher: [Middletown, CT] : Wesleyan University Press ; Hanover : University Press of New England, 1998.
Series: Wesleyan poetry.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Pulitzer Prize winner Yusef Komunyakaa delivers a powerful meditation on American, and particularly African American, life in the wake of Vietnam. In poems overflowing with language, memories of childhood are tinged with memories of war. Drawing on multiple traditions, Komunyakaa's poetry is potent, live, and, like the strains of jazz running through it, an erudite and soulful music.
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Genre/Form: Poems
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yusef Komunyakaa
ISBN: 0819563307 9780819563309 0819564222 9780819564221 0819563315 9780819563316
OCLC Number: 37616255
Awards: Short-listed for National Book Critics Circle Award (Poetry) 1998
Description: vi, 128 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Way Stations --
Memory Cave --
Out There There Be Dragons --
The Song Thief --
Wet Nurse --
Ode to a Drum --
Eclogue at Daybreak --
Genealogy --
Kosmos --
Confluence --
Palimpsest --
Mumble Peg --
Ia Drang Valley --
Cenotaph --
The Trapper's Bride --
Eclogue at Twilight --
Tropic of Capricorn --
The Tally --
Heroes of Waterloo --
Wokanmagulli --
Waratah --
New Gold Mountain --
White Lady --
Meditations on a Dingo --
Report from The Lucky Country --
In the Mirror --
The Piccolo --
John Says --
Corners of Night --
Messages --
Visitation --
Bennelong's Blues --
Quatrains for Ishi --
The Glass Ark --
Debriefing Ghosts --
Nude Interrogation --
The Poplars --
Surgery --
Phantasmagoria --
A Summer Night in Hanoi --
A Reed Boat.
Series Title: Wesleyan poetry.
Responsibility: Yusef Komunyakaa.

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"What is most gratifying about Komunyakaa's �poems� . . . is their power to convince us that the individual imagination is more than equal to the most excruciating historical burden." --New Read more...

 
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