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Inhaltsangabe: In this eloquent long poem, Claudia Emerson employs the voices of two family members on a small southern farm to examine the universal complexities of place, generation, memory, and identity. Alternating between the voices of Preacher and Sister, Pinion is narrated by the younger, surviving sister Rose, in whose memory the now-gone family and farm vividly live on.
Sister tells of her observances in day-to-day life in the 1920s and her struggle to take care of her father, grown brothers, and Rose-"the change of-life-baby"-after the death of her mother: "The hens had hidden their heads beneath / their wings; they blinded themselves as I dusted / the kneading bowl with flour sifted fine as silk, and so / I disappeared as I sank my fists into it." Preacher feels keenly the burden of running the farm and fears being the last one to live on the place: "I was held fast there, pinioned, not / dying, growing numb and light, wait-crazed / and finally calm." Both wrestle with a desire for independence and the duty to home they are bound to by birth; neither marries or leaves.
Pinion is ultimately a wrenching elegy that Rose creates. She is the one who escaped, only to realize, "I survive them all, but I find I have become the house they keep."
Über den Autor: Claudia Emerson, assistant professor of English at Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Virginia, is also the author of Pharoah, Pharoah.
Titel: Pinion: An Elegy (Southern Messenger Poets)
Verlag: Louisiana State University Press
Zustand: very good
Buchbeschreibung Louisiana State Univ Pr. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Dust Cover Missing. Book shows a small amount of wear to cover and binding. Some pages show signs of use. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0807127655I3N11
Buchbeschreibung Louisiana State Univ Pr, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.A., 2002. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. First Printing. Very Good (like new) - Inscribed to previous owner by the Author. DJ in Brodart. Brilliant earlier work by the winner of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, for her book Late Wife. Pinion is the author's second book, published in 2002. From the blurb: "In this eloquent long poem, Claudia Emerson employs the voices of two family members on a small southern farm to examine the universal complexities of place, generation, memory, and identity." Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Inscribed By Author. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G3827
Buchbeschreibung Louisiana State University Press, 2002. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GD-055-55-0182800
Buchbeschreibung Louisiana State University Press, 2002. Hardcover. Buchzustand: As New. Like new condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers XX-055-55-0182800
Buchbeschreibung Louisiana State University Pre, 2002. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P110807127655
Buchbeschreibung Louisiana State Univ Pr, Baton Rogue, 2002. Hard. Buchzustand: Near Fine. No Jacket. 1st. SIGNED first edition. Hardcover. Published Baton Rogue: Louisiana State Univ Pr., 2002, first printing. 8vo., 55pp. Author won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 2006. 9 line, dated inscription by author on fly leaf. Postcard note in her hand laid in, in which she mentions the Pulitzer Prize. Book and postcard are near fine. Size: 8vo. Signed by Author. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 006556
Buchbeschreibung Louisiana State University Press, U.S.A., 2002. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. A few use marks. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 022750
Buchbeschreibung Louisiana State University Press, 2002. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX0807127655