Chez Nous

Chez Nous

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by Angie Estes
     
 

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What is the language of “home”? What would it mean to be “at home” in language? And what does it mean, in the postmodern world, not to be at home in one’s language? These are some of the questions that inform Angie Estes’ brilliant new collection, Chez Nous, her first since the prize-winning Voice-Over. The origins of her project

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What is the language of “home”? What would it mean to be “at home” in language? And what does it mean, in the postmodern world, not to be at home in one’s language? These are some of the questions that inform Angie Estes’ brilliant new collection, Chez Nous, her first since the prize-winning Voice-Over. The origins of her project lie in Theodor Adorno’s comment that in the postmodern, post-Holocaust world, the only “home” now available to us is in language. The results, in poems that are lyrical, experimental, and layered with meanings that cross between languages, cultures, and historical moments, are rich and compelling.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780932440990
Publisher:
Oberlin College Press
Publication date:
03/15/2005
Series:
FIELD Poetry Series, #17
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
86
Sales rank:
1,449,125
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
3 Months

What People are saying about this

Linda Bierds
"With glamour's grammar and a vision rich in historical insight, Angie Estes has written a brilliant, evocative book. Picture a green glass vial tucked between the pillows of a diva's breasts 'to keep the cognac warm.' Chez Nous is at once crystal and cognac—flacon and spirit—and the singular, pure-pitched notes crossing so assuredly between them."
Susan Stewart
“Reading Angie Estes’s poems is like coming upon a sheaf of new waltzes in the very room where they can be danced. There is space in Chez Nous for etymologies and pastries, film stars and philosophers, every texture and season.”

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