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Releasing the Porcelain Birds : Poems after Surveillance (Paperback) (Carmen Bugan)

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Poetry. Women's Studies. In 1989 the five members of the Bugan family were allowed to leave Ceausescu's Romania with one suitcase each and death-threats in their wake. In 2010 the poet Carmen Bugan took possession of 1,500 pages of Securitate files on her father and in 2013 a further 3,000 pages of secret files on her mother, sister, brother and herself. RELEASING THE PORCELAIN BIRDS is about the transformation of that extraordinary history of Cold War Europe into poetry; it is about writing the self free and how poetry drawn in a new and tender narrative can do this. In this manner RELEASING THE PORCELAIN BIRDS is one continuous poem which faces down dispossession and reaches towards exuberance.
Number of Pages: 89.0
Genre: Poetry
Sub-Genre: American / General
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Small Pr Distribution
Author: Carmen Bugan
Language: English
Street Date: April 19, 2016
TCIN: 51214334
UPC: 9781848614697
Item Number (DPCI): 248-17-7928

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