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Circle / Edition 3
     

Circle / Edition 3

by Victoria Chang
 

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ISBN-10: 0809326183

ISBN-13: 9780809326181

Pub. Date: 03/28/2005

Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press

Taking its concept of concentricity from the eponymous Ralph Waldo Emerson essay, Circle, the first collection from Victoria Chang, adopts the shape as a trope for gender, family, and history. These lyrical, narrative, and hybrid poems trace the spiral trajectory of womanhood and growth and plot the progression of self as it ebbs away from and returns to its

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Taking its concept of concentricity from the eponymous Ralph Waldo Emerson essay, Circle, the first collection from Victoria Chang, adopts the shape as a trope for gender, family, and history. These lyrical, narrative, and hybrid poems trace the spiral trajectory of womanhood and growth and plot the progression of self as it ebbs away from and returns to its roots in an Asian American family and context. Locating human desire within the helixes of politics, society, and war, Chang skillfully draws arcs between T’ang Dynasty suicides and Alfred Hitchcock leading ladies, between the Hong Kong Flower Lounge and an all-you-can-eat Sunday brunch, the Rape of Nanking and civilian casualties in Iraq.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809326181
Publisher:
Southern Illinois University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2005
Series:
Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Series
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.25(d)

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