The School Among the Ruins

The School Among the Ruins

Poems, 2000-2004

Book - 2004
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In this new collection Adrienne Rich confronts dislocations and upheavals in the United States at the beginning of the twenty-first century. The title poem, in a young schoolteacher's voice, evokes the lessons that children ("Not of course here") learn amid violence and hatred, "when the whole town flinches / blood on the undersole thickening to glass." "Usonian Journals 2000" intercuts faces and conversations, building to a dystopic/utopic vision. Throughout these fierce and musical poems, Rich traces the imprint of a public crisis on individual experience: personal lives bent by collective realities, language itself held to account.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, c2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393059830
Branch Call Number: 811 Rich
811 Rich
Characteristics: 114 p. ; 22 cm

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Jul 01, 2017

If you like stream-of-consciousness style poetry, this is a good option. Cerebral, with cultural/political/social subtext.


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