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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: New Directions (April 23, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811218406
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811218405
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,504,146 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Thalia Field’s curiosity and probe is infectious, tantalizing, irrepressible. She is one of our most startling, original younger writers.” (Anne Waldman, author of Manatee/Humanity)

“Thalia Field’s poetry is mesmerizing, complex, and stands on its own with original forms.” (The Bloomsbury Review)

“Thalia Field’s powers and preoccupations...make for poignant, compelling reading that is equal parts cerebral, mythical, vulnerable and political.” (The Believer)

About the Author

Thalia Field (b. 1966, Chicago) attended a lycée in France, and worked at the Theatre des Amandiers in Nanterre and at the Theatre Nationale de Marseilles. She graduated with honors in creative writing from Brown University, winning the first John Hawkes Prize in Fiction. She is presently on the faculty at Brown University. Her books include Point and Line, Incarnate: Story Material, and Bird Lovers, Backyard.

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By JuJu on August 12, 2014
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Thalia Field is one of those writers who is so intelligent it seems like she's from another planet. Not only are these essays (?) astounding in their unusual awareness, but there is so much information and history in them that they put everything in a totally different perspective. I was particularly struck by a very chilling piece "on" Konrad Lorenz and a very moving piece that swirled lovingly around the thought and writing of Vicki Hearne.
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