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Lunch Portraits (Paperback) (Debora Kuan)

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Poetry. Asian & Asian American Studies. Women's Studies. Rejecting the purely lyrical mode and its attendant melancholia, the poems in Lunch Portraits attempt to beat back existential dread by reveling in the delightfully banal totems of mass American culture—hot dogs, cinema, cats, money, youth, selfies. They eat their way through exuberance and fear, richness and emptiness, belonging and alienation, locating in the everyday what is human and hopelessly hungry. Yet in this search for satiation, they also stumble upon the vexing paradoxes inherent in this desire, where no insecurity is entirely innocuous. These poems are alive with appetite and yearning, always hopeful to discover, as Kuan writes, "the 'help' button of the burning telephone."
Number of Pages: 96.0
Genre: Poetry
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Small Pr Distribution
Author: Debora Kuan
Language: English
Street Date: December 15, 2016
TCIN: 52028308
UPC: 9781936767502
Item Number (DPCI): 248-39-9041

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