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Bellocq's Ophelia Poems

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ISBN-10: 1555973590

ISBN-13: 9781555973599

Edition: 2002

Authors: Natasha Trethewey, Trethewey

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Selected as a "2003 Notable Book" by the American Library Association In the early 1900s, E.J. Bellocq photographed prostitutes in the red-light district of New Orleans. His remarkable, candid photos inspired Natasha Trethewey to imagine the life of Ophelia, the subject of her stunning second collection of poems. With elegant precision, Ophelia tells of her life on display: her white father whose approval she earns by standing very still; the brothel Madame who tells her to act like a statue while the gentlemen callers choose; and finally the camera, which not only captures her body, but also offers a glimpse into her soul.
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Publication date: 4/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 64
Size: 5.99" wide x 8.82" long x 0.20" tall
Weight: 0.242
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.

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