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Who's Afraid of Helen of Troy? : An Essay on Love (Paperback) (David Lazar)

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David Lazar extends the language of prose poetry, mixing the classical and the high modern, the song and dance man and the Odyssean. Nothing, he finds, is as far apart as we think, except for the chaos and order, innocence and experience. Lazar’s voice is a sacred last resort: something’s gotta give.

The voice in these poems is semi-autobiographical, and performative: masked yet emotionally raw. Each poem draws on the features of modernist poetry, using an arch, cadenced sentence as its primary unit, but drawing on theIliad, Odyssey , and other classical myths as part of its internal cosmos.

Number of Pages: 54
Genre: Poetry
Sub-Genre: American / General, Ancient + Classical + Medieval
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Consortium Book Sales & Dist
Author: David Lazar
Language: English
Street Date: May 10, 2016
TCIN: 51154272
UPC: 9780990322115
Item Number (DPCI): 248-16-5771

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