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The Bad Wife Handbook
     

The Bad Wife Handbook

by Rachel Zucker
 

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ISBN-10: 0819568465

ISBN-13: 9780819568465

Pub. Date: 12/28/2007

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

Rachel Zucker's third book of poems is a darkly comic collection that looks unsparingly at the difficulties and compromises of married life. Formally innovative and blazingly direct, The Bad Wife Handbook cross-examines marriage, motherhood, monogamy, and writing itself. Rachel Zucker's upending of grammatical and syntactic expectations lends these poems an urgent

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Rachel Zucker's third book of poems is a darkly comic collection that looks unsparingly at the difficulties and compromises of married life. Formally innovative and blazingly direct, The Bad Wife Handbook cross-examines marriage, motherhood, monogamy, and writing itself. Rachel Zucker's upending of grammatical and syntactic expectations lends these poems an urgent richness and aesthetic complexity that mirrors the puzzles of real life. Candid, subversive, and genuinely moving, The Bad Wife Handbook is an important portrait of contemporary marriage and the writing life, of emotional connection and disconnection, of togetherness and aloneness.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819568465
Publisher:
Wesleyan University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2007
Series:
Wesleyan Poetry Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
130
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Monogamist
The Museum of Accidents
Codary
The Secret Room
Firmament
Monogamist
Galaxies Rushing Away
Axon, Dendrite, Rain
Rhyme, Lascivious Matchmaker
Hermeneutic
The Tell
Where I Went Instead of Paris
Wife, Wife, Duck
It Took 24 Hours to Make the Moon
Alluvial
Monogamist
My Beautiful Wickedness
Floating Wick in Petrol
Bridle
Thought, Antithoughts
Sex
What is Not Science is Art is Nature
Freud Had Sex But Jung Had God
Squirrel in a Palm Tree
Annunciation
The Rise and Fall of the Central Dogma
Autographies
Acknowledgments & Notes

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