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The School Among the Ruins: Poems 2000-2004- Adrienne Rich#2


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Title: The School Among the Ruins: Poems 2000-2004

ISBN : 0393059839
Author : Adrienne Rich
Publisher : W W Norton & Co Ltd
Media : Hardcover
SKU MIX6-U6-122D-ACD6-10926


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From Booklist&newline;&newline;*Starred Review* Trust Rich, a clarion poet of conscience, to get the fractured timbre of the times just right in a collection of vigorous lyric poems about the first four years of the twenty-first century, a period of terror, war, corporate imperialism, outrageous lies, and miasmal inarticulateness. A moment in history, Rich avers, in arresting imagery and flinty syntax, in which language has been processed into banality just like so much of the American landscape. Forthright, precise, witty, and keenly attuned to complacency, reluctance, and fear, Rich fights back with exhilaratingly choreographed poems about inane, high-pitched public cell-phone conversations, television's numbing soundtrack, the crude oversimplification and commercialization of public discourse, and the &doublequote;viral / spread of social impotence producing social silence.&doublequote; Rich also writes piercingly, and inevitably, of war, most poignantly in the powerful title poem, in which a courageous teacher in a besieged city tells his students, &doublequote;Don't let your faces turn to stone / Don't stop asking me why.&doublequote; Similarly, Rich tells readers not to give up hope and not to remain silent, because truth flows unabated behind the facade of spin and babble, and it will prevail. Donna Seaman&newline;Copyright American Library Association. All rights reserved&newline;&newline;&newline;Library Journal&newline;&newline;One of a handful of major American poets whose every new work is a cause for excitement.

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