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The history of anonymity : poems

Author: Jennifer Chang
Publisher: Athens, Ga. : University of Georgia Press, ©2008.
Series: VQR poetry series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This debut collection of vivid, lyrical poems explores the emotional landscape of childhood without confession and without straightforward narrative. Chang sweeps together myth and fairy tale, skirting the edges of events to focus on the psychological tenor of experience: the underpinnings of identity and the role of nature in both constructing and erasing a self. From the edge of the ocean, where things constantly  Read more...

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Chang
ISBN: 9780820331164 0820331163
OCLC Number: 173367918
Description: 82 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: The History of Anonymity --
Conversation with Owl and Clouds --
Hunger Essay --
The Forest on Second Thought --
Apologia pro Vita Sua --
Pastoral --
Obedience, or The Lying Tale --
Innocence Essay --
Sea Psalm --
Genealogy --
... those who speak most say nothing --
Slept --
Estuary --
And the night illuminated the night --
This Corner of the Western World --
A Move to Unction --
The sign reads --
Swindled, I left everything --
I float in. I float out --
I remember her, a bowl of water --
Today the action is in the clouds --
In the night, I seek a meaning before I sleep --
If there is no memory, it did not happen --
How was I swindled if I was the swindler? --
What I feed on will save me.
Series Title: VQR poetry series.
Responsibility: by Jennifer Chang.
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In this remarkable first collection, Jennifer Chang writes, 'You don't see the black line of yourself, / the vanishing / you slowly come to.' Spare yet sinuous; haunted, visionary; these poems Read more...

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