Franklin

Then Suddenly--.

Author/Creator:
Emanuel, Lynn.
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication:
Pittsburgh PA : University of Pittsburgh Press, 1999.
Series:
Pitt Poetry Ser.
Pitt Poetry Ser.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (80 pages)
Subjects:
Poetry.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
Finalist for ForeWord Magazine's 1999 Poetry Book of the Year A reader and a writer don their respective roles and embark on the journey of a book. This is their story--ultimately a love story--darkly funny, mournful, testy. It is about a reader who at times presides over the page like a god, and at others follows the leash of the author's voice through the dark streets of the book like a dog, and it is about a writer of determined slipperiness. As we read, we think that each of us is The Reader, the one who knows the Real Story. But the more we think we understand, the more the story moves away from us-all is not what it seems. This eagerly awaited third volume by the poet whose work The New York Times described as "at once charmed and frightening" is a book of high-spirited subversiveness, a work of argument, seduction, and a relentless devotion to language. Then, Suddenly- bristles with the sound of the author's voice--insistent, vital, hilarious, and iconoclastic--tearing away at the confinement of the page and at the distance between the page and the reader. Emanuel's images are dazzling. She creates a performance that is fearsome and funny in its portrayal of the argument between the work of the text and the world of the body. The Gettsyburg Review has called her a writer of "exquisite craftsmanship" who can "strike from language . . . images chiseled clean as bas-relief." Then, Suddenly- is a book of spectacle and verve, part elegy, part vaudeville.
Contents:
Intro
Contents
Like God,
1
Out of Metropolis
The Book's Speech
The White Dress
Dressing the Parts
inside gertrude stein
The Politics of Narrative: Why I Am A Poet
Walt, I Salute You!
At the Ritz
2
Halfway Through the Book I'm Writing
The Burial
The Instruction Manual
The Corpses,
Persona
In Purgatory
Painting the Town
A Landscape in the Country
Soliloquy of the Depressed Book
These Days,
3
She
Elsewhere
In Search of a Title
Homage to Sharon Stone
Ode to Voice
Portrait of the Author
In English in a Poem
Then, Suddenly-
Acknowledgments.
Notes:
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: Emanuel, Lynn Then Suddenly--
ISBN:
9780822979760
9780822941088
OCLC:
878136536
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