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The Niobe Poems
     

The Niobe Poems

by Kate Daniels
 

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Kate Daniels’s central myth is that of Niobe, the mother in Greek mythology whose children were killed by the gods because of her great pride in them.  She taps the lasting power of the ancient story in poems about personal loss and political insanity.  Though the subjects are frequently grim, the final effect of the book is not, since Daniels’

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Kate Daniels’s central myth is that of Niobe, the mother in Greek mythology whose children were killed by the gods because of her great pride in them.  She taps the lasting power of the ancient story in poems about personal loss and political insanity.  Though the subjects are frequently grim, the final effect of the book is not, since Daniels’s central theme is endurance, the discovery of what we need to survive.

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"Reexamines lyric epiphany with the brute language, the cruel music of the everyday."
Village Voice

"Gives dignity and authenticity to the cradle and hearthstone."
Georgia Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822954118
Publisher:
University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date:
11/04/1988
Series:
Pitt Poetry Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

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Kate Daniels is also the author of The White Wave, winner of the 1983 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize, and Muriel Rukeyser: A Life of Poetry.

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