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In the Language of My Captor


Mega Sale! Save 26% on the In the Language of My Captor by WESLEYAN at Translate This Website. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Winner of the Lannan Literary Award for Poetry (2017)Acclaimed poet Shane McCrae’s latest collection is a book about freedom told through stories of captivity. Historical persona poems and a prose memoir at the center of the book address the illusory freedom of both black and white Americans. In the book’s three sequences, McCrae explores the role mass entertainment plays in oppression, he confronts the myth that freedom can be based upon the power to dominate others, and, in poems about


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Winner of the Lannan Literary Award for Poetry (2017)Acclaimed poet Shane McCrae’s latest collection is a book about freedom told through stories of captivity. Historical persona poems and a prose memoir at the center of the book address the illusory freedom of both black and white Americans. In the book’s three sequences, McCrae explores the role mass entertainment plays in oppression, he confronts the myth that freedom can be based upon the power to dominate others, and, in poems about the mixed-race child adopted by Jefferson Davis in the last year of the Civil War, he interrogates the infrequently examined connections between racism and love. A reader’s companion is available at wesleyan.edu/wespress/readerscompanions.

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Publisher:Wesleyan
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EAN:9780819577115
Item Size:0.75 x 10 x 10 inches
Package Weight:0.9 pounds
Package Size:6 x 0.8 x 0.8 inches

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