Ghost in a Red Hat

ISBN-10: 0393343707
ISBN-13: 9780393343700
Edition: 2012
Authors: Rosanna Warren
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Description: In her fifth collection, Rosanna Warren draws inspiration not only from her own life but also from the works of other artists, both classical and contemporary, real and imagined. Warren explores the political and the personal through myth, history,  More...

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List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 112
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

In her fifth collection, Rosanna Warren draws inspiration not only from her own life but also from the works of other artists, both classical and contemporary, real and imagined. Warren explores the political and the personal through myth, history, elegy, and erotic lyric. She eulogizes her mother in poems such as Mediterranean, where she writes, the mystery was / not that she walked there, ten years after her death, / / but that she vanished, and let twilight take her place—. In other poems, Warren contemplates wreckage and sorrow in family life, in Hurricane Katrina, and in the Trojan War, but also moments of eerie blessing. In her most forceful collection to date, she obsessively traces themes, both ancient and modern, in a voice compelling and deeply persuasive.from "Mediterranean"     There was something I wanted to say, at the age of twelve,     some question she hadn't answered,     and yesterday, so clearly seeing her pace before me     it rose again to the tip of my tongue, and the mystery was     not that she walked there, ten years after her death,     but that she vanished, and let twilight take her place-

Norman R. Shapiro is a professor of romance languages and literatures at Wesleyan University and a widely published, award-winning translator of French poetry, theater, and fiction. His works include Four Farces by Georges Feydeau, Selected Poems from 'Les Fleurs du Mal' of Baudelaire, One Hundred and One Poems by Paul Verlaine, The Fabulists French, and The Complete Fables of Jean de La Fontaine. He is a member of the Academy of American Poets.Norman R. Shapiro is a professor of romance languages and literatures at Wesleyan University and a widely published, award-winning translator of French poetry, theater, and fiction. His works include Four Farces by Georges Feydeau, Selected Poems from 'Les Fleurs du Mal' of Baudelaire, One Hundred and One Poems by Paul Verlaine, The Fabulists French, and The Complete Fables of Jean de La Fontaine. He is a member of the Academy of American Poets.

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