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15%OFFPeter Balakian - Ziggurat - 9780226035666 - V9780226035666
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Description for Ziggurat Paperback. A book of poems. Exploring history, self, and imagination, as well as the poet's concerns with catastrophe and trauma, it wrestles with the aftermath and reverberations of 9/11. Num Pages: 84 pages. BIC Classification: DCF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 229 x 152 x 10. Weight in Grams: 159.
"Warhol/Electric Chair/'63": The red spreads like Christmas wrapping - the green, a field in a Caucasian rug. It's almost beautiful without the metal plates for the head (though the plug on the floor is visible). Before decorator colors & Hockney, Calvin Klein in the summery Hamptons, before there were - switches to break the flow my mother used to say never touch a radio when you're in the bathtub, never fly a kite near transmission lines. But still, it's furniture still, it's a typical American way to go - it's Sing Sing, the silhouette of Ethel Rosenberg. In the rheostatic ... Read more

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The University of Chicago Press United States
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About Peter Balakian
Peter Balakian is the Donald M. and Constance H. Rebar Professor in Humanities and professor of English at Colgate University. He is the author of five books of poems and three prose works, including The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and America's Response, a New York Times best seller; and Black Dog of Fate, a memoir.

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"Balakian's poems create a world sustained by the power of associations, in which borders get thinned out and lives that seem unconnected flow on each other. Even as he focuses on his relationship with the world, he avoids indulging in monologue, instead using reportorial diction to sketch flashes of scenes that seem as if they are taken by cameras with ... Read more

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