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In this new collection Adrienne Rich confronts dislocations and upheavals in the United States at the beginning of the twenty-first century. The title poem, in a young schoolteacher's voice, evokes the lessons that children ("Not of course here") learn amid violence and hatred, "when the whole town flinches / blood on the undersole thickening to glass." "Usonian Journals 2000" intercuts faces and conversations, building to a dystopic/utopic vision. Throughout these fierce and musical poems, Rich traces the imprint of a public crisis on individual experience: personal lives bent by collective realities, language itself held to account.
Title: School Among The Ruins: Poems 2000 2004, The
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: N Y., W W Norton & Company: 2004
ISBN Number: 0393059839
ISBN Number 13: 9780393059830
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Very Good
Weight: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 116404
Description: Ex-library copy with the usual stamps and markings.