Glass Town

Glass Town

by Lisa Russ

Paperback(1 ED)

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“American girlhood, with its anorexia and Girl Scout merit badges, piano recitals and razored self-mutilations, is the shattered ‘glass town’ of Lisa Russ Spaar’s magical poems. Setting out to ‘heal the old rifts— / heaven and earth, girl / and dream,’ Spaar records the rituals of a tribe we recognize chiefly by its fierce determination to survive—girls, bent first on perfection, then, on returning from the banishment of our preoccupation with their bodies, their beauty.

“What a marvel this book is! In language that manages to be both ardent and elegant, Spaar gives witness to marvelous mythologies in which ‘the old story: / the world for my body, / my body for the world,’ is cancelled in a moment’s reckoning, and Rapunzel saves herself.”

—Dorothy Barresi

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781888996180
Publisher: Red Hen Press
Publication date: 11/01/1999
Edition description: 1 ED
Pages: 88
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

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