The Forest / Edition 2

The Forest / Edition 2

by Susan Stewart
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226774104

ISBN-13: 9780226774107

Pub. Date: 09/28/1995

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Susan Stewart plumbs human history in an attempt to articulate the way language, memory, and art join in evoking consciousness. The Forest is about violence and memory: the violence we do to our surroundings and to ourselves; and the propensity of the human mind to exploit and rationalize in its longing for truth.

Following are few lines from her poem "The

Overview

Susan Stewart plumbs human history in an attempt to articulate the way language, memory, and art join in evoking consciousness. The Forest is about violence and memory: the violence we do to our surroundings and to ourselves; and the propensity of the human mind to exploit and rationalize in its longing for truth.

Following are few lines from her poem "The Forest" (which originally appeared in TriQuarterly, a publication of Northwestern University):

You should lie down now and remember the forest, for it is disappearing-- no, the truth is it is gone now and so what details you can bring back might have a kind of life. . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226774107
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
09/28/1995
Series:
Phoenix Poets Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
86
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
("What haunts...")
The Forest
Slaughter
1931
1936
The Arbor 1937
The Violation 1942
The Gypsy 1946
The Coincidence 1956
The Spell
(We needed fire...)
Holswege
Nervous System
Medusa Anthology
May 1988
Lamentations
The Desert 1990-1993
The Meadow
Notes

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