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Product Details

  • Series: New Directions Books
  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: New Directions; First Edition edition (December 31, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811219186
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811219181
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #188,535 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Starred Review. In this very beautiful four-part book, Howe (Souls of the Labadie Tract) seeks to come to terms with the sudden death of her third husband, the philosopher and scholar Peter H. Hare. The four sections take radically different formal "approaches" to his loss, in the sense of going backwards in time, to the days just before Hare's fatal embolism, and in the sense of finding a means of understanding, or at least of moving forward. The first section uses a simple, diaristic prose through which Howe incorporates the terse capitals of Hare's autopsy, along with a variety of 18th-century epistolary condolences. The result conveys Howe's sense of "being present at a point of absence where crossing centuries may prove to be like crossing languages." The next section, "Frolic Architecture," comprises densely layered photocopied text fragments whose three-dimensional quality seems to extend into a fourth—time. The title section follows with seven pages of strophic, hymnlike verse, where "Grass angels perish in this// harmonic collision because/ non-being cannot be ÿthis.' " By the final, untitled collage, Howe has made her grief speak as much through textual interstices and shifts in diction and form as through each singular elegy. (Dec.)
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About the Author

Acclaimed poet Susan Howe, winner of the last Bollingen Prize, is the author of the seminal work, My Emily Dickinson.

James Welling, b. 1951, is an acclaimed experimental artist who employs a wide variety of photographic tools and media.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 20, 2014
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I enjoyed the first section of this book, I was moved to purchase it because of the section entitled Frolic Architecture, a reference to a poem I love. Turns out that section is a collage which it's unreadable on a kindle, Amazon should know that?
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Howe's work is by turns delicate and hard, inviting and vertiginous. Here again is a collection which is to be delighted in, shared aloud, read alone and then with others, returned to over and over, delighted in. All thumbs up! For anyone coming to Howe's work for the first time with this collection--lucky you--and for return readers, this will definitely continue to make you happy she keeps writing such great books for us to read.
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