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Giscome Road
     

Giscome Road

by C S Giscombe
 

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Concerned with specific locales in northern Canada named for the 19th-century Jamaican miner and explorer John Robert Giscome, the volume incorporates a variety of historical documents, maps, and dreams, to go "in & further in, " discovering and documenting music, racial dichotomies, sexuality, and the ways in which landscape itself is described.

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Concerned with specific locales in northern Canada named for the 19th-century Jamaican miner and explorer John Robert Giscome, the volume incorporates a variety of historical documents, maps, and dreams, to go "in & further in, " discovering and documenting music, racial dichotomies, sexuality, and the ways in which landscape itself is described.

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"Recently, the examination of place has become an important theme in American literature; here it is carried out in verse. Giscombe visits sites in northern Canada named for relative John Robert Giscome, a 19th-century Jamaican miner and explorer. His journey, though, is as much interior as exterior, resulting in poems that are at once meditative and visually stunning." -- Library Journal

Dalkey Archive Press

Library Journal
Recently, the examination of place has become an important theme in American literature; here it is carried out in verse. Giscombe visits sites in northern Canada named for relative John Robert Giscome, a 19th-century Jamaican miner and explorer. His journey, though, is as much interior as exterior, resulting in poems that are at once meditative and visually stunning.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781564781840
Publisher:
Dalkey Archive Press
Publication date:
04/28/1998
Series:
American Literature (Dalkey Archive) Series
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
69
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

C. S. Giscombe is the author of several books of poetry, including Giscome Road and Here, both of which are available from Dalkey Archive Press. He has also published a memoir entitled Into and Out of Dislocation. He is the editor of Mixed Blood, a poetry journal, and teaches at the University of California at Berkeley.

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