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The Book of Hulga speculates—with humor, tenderness, and a brutal precision—on a character that Flannery O’Connor envisioned but did not live long enough to write: “an angular intellectual proud woman approaching God inch by inch grinding her teeth.” These striking poems look to the same sources that O’Connor sought out, from Gerard Manley Hopkins to Edgar Allan Poe to Simone Weil. Original illustrations by Julie Franki further illuminate Reese’s imaginative verse biography of a modern-day hillbilly saint.
Number of Pages: 90
Sub-Genre: American / General
Series Title: Wisconsin Poetry
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Pr
Author: Rita Mae Reese
Street Date: March 25, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-09-5501
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