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Thrall Poems

ISBN-10: 0547571607

ISBN-13: 9780547571607

Edition: 2012

Authors: Natasha Trethewey

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By unflinchingly charting the intersections of public and personal history,Thrallexplores the historical, cultural, and social forces--across time and space--that determine the roles consigned to a mixed-race daughter and her white father. In a vivid series of poems about interracial marriage depicted in the Casta Paintings of Colonial Mexico, Trethewey investigates the philosophical assumptions that underpin Enlightenment notions of taxonomy and classification, exposing the way they encode ideas of race within our collective imagination. While tropes about captivity, bondage, inheritance, and enthrallment permeate the collection, Trethewey, by reflecting on a series of small estrangements from her poet father, comes to an understanding of how, as father and daughter, they are part of the ongoing history of race in America. Thrallnot only confirms that Natasha Trethewey is one of our most gifted and necessary poets but that she is also one of our most brilliant and fearless.
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Book details

List price: $23.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 8/28/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 96
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.58" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

NATASHA TRETHEWEY is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of English and Creative Writing at Emory University. She was the 2012 Poet Laureate of the United States. Native Guard, her third collection of poetry, received the 2007 Pulitzer Prize. Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast was published in 2010. She lives in Atlanta.

Elegy
Miracle of the Black Leg
On Captivity
Taxonomy
De Espa�ol y de India Produce Mestiso
De Espa�ol y Negra Produce Mulato
De Espa�ol yMestiza Produce Castiza
The Book of Castas
Kitchen Maid with Supper at Emmaus; or, The Mulata
Knowledge
The Americans
Dr. Samuel Adolphus Cartwright on Dissecting the White Negro, 1851
Blood
Help, 1968
Mono Prieta
De Espa�ol y Negra; Mulata
Mythology
Nostos
Questions Posed by the Dream
Siren
Geography
Torna Atr�s
Bird in the House
Artifact
Fouled
Rotation
Thrall
Calling
Enlightenment
How the Past Comes Back
On Happiness
Vespertina Cognitio
Illumination
Notes
Acknowledgments