ISBN-10:
0822954222
ISBN-13:
9780822954224
Pub. Date:
12/19/1989
Publisher:
University of Pittsburgh Press
Captivity / Edition 1

Captivity / Edition 1

by Toi DerricotteToi Derricotte
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Overview

What are the forces that cause us to strike out and harm each other?  Captivity explores the way in which the individual is held hostage by society; how the forces of racism, sexism, and classism frequently express themselves as violence within the family.  The book also explores a deeper captivity, like the Jews in Egypt yearning for the Promised Land, the soul trapped in exile from God.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780822954224
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date: 12/19/1989
Series: Pitt Poetry Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 88
Sales rank: 1,102,086
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Toi Derricotte is the author of The Undertaker's Daughter, The Empress of the Death House; Natural Birth; Captivity; and Tender, winner of the Paterson Poetry Prize. She is the recipient of two Pushcart Prizes and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, among other honors. Derricotte is cofounder of Cave Canem and professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh.

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