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The Descent Of Alette

Author : Alice Notley
ISBN : 1440621438
Genre : Poetry
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In The Descent of Alette, Alice Notley presents a feminist epic, a bold journey into the deeper realms. Alette, the narrator, finds herself underground, deep beneath the city, where spirits and people ride endlessly on subways, not allowed to live in the world above. Traveling deeper and deeper, she is on a journey of continual transformation, encountering a series of figures and undergoing fragmentations and metamorphoses as she seeks to confront the Tyrant and heal the world. Using a new measure, with rhythmic units indicated by quotation marks, Notley has created a “spoken” text, a rich and mesmerizing work of imagination, mystery, and power.

In The Pines

Author : Alice Notley
ISBN : 9781440619779
Genre : Poetry
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A bold and strikingly original new work from one of America's greatest living poets Alice Notley is considered by many to be among the most outstanding of living American poets. Notley's work has always been highly narrative, and her new book mixes short lyrics with long, expansive lines of poetry that often take the form of prose sentences, in an effort "to change writing completely." The title piece, a folksong-like lament, makes a unified tale out of many stories of many people; the middle section, "The Black Trailor," is a compilation of noir fictions and reflections; while the shorter poems of "Hemostatic" range from tough lyrics to sung dramas. Full of curative power, music, and the possibility of transformation, In the Pines is a genre- bending book from one of our most innovative writers.

Mysteries Of Small Houses

Author : Alice Notley
ISBN : 9781440621253
Genre : Poetry
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Alice Notley vividly reconstructs the mysteries, longings, and emotions of her past in this brilliant new collection of poems that charts her growth from young girl to young woman to accomplished artist. In this volume, memories of her childhood in the California desert spring to life through evocative renderings of the American landscape, circa 1950. Likewise, her coming of age as a poet in the turbulent sixties is evoked through the era's angry, creative energy. As she looks backward with the perspective that time and age allows, Notley ably captures the immediacy of youth's passion while offering her own dry-eyed interpretations of the events of a life lived close to the bone. Like the colorful collages she assembles from paper and other found materials, Notley erects structures of image and feeling to house the memories that swirl around her in the present.In their feverish, intelligent renderings of moments both precise and ephemeral, Notley's poems manage to mirror and transcend the times they evoke. Her profound tributes to the stages of her life and to the identities she has assumed—child, youth, lover, poet, wife, mother, friend, and widow—are remarkable for their insight and wisdom, and for the courage of their unblinking gaze.

Culture Of One

Author : Alice Notley
ISBN : 9781101502037
Genre : Poetry
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A new collection that captures the austere serenity of the Southwest American desert. Award-winning, Paris-based poet Alice Notley's adventurous new book is inspired by the life of Marie, a woman who resided in the dump outside Notley's hometown in the Southwestern desert of America. In this poetical fantasy, Marie becomes the ultimate artist/poet, composing a codex-calligraphy, writings, paintings, collage-from materials left at the dump. She is a "culture of one." The story is told in long-lined, clear-edged poems deliberately stacked so the reader can keep plunging headlong into the events of the book. Culture of One offers further proof of how Notley "has freed herself from any single notion of what poetry should be so that she can go ahead and write what poetry can be" (The Boston Review).

American Hybrid Poetics

Author : Amy Moorman Robbins
ISBN : 9780813572727
Genre : Literary Criticism
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American Hybrid Poetics explores the ways in which hybrid poetics—a playful mixing of disparate formal and aesthetic strategies—have been the driving force in the work of a historically and culturally diverse group of women poets who are part of a robust tradition in contesting the dominant cultural order. Amy Moorman Robbins examines the ways in which five poets—Gertrude Stein, Laura Mullen, Alice Notley, Harryette Mullen, and Claudia Rankine—use hybridity as an implicitly political strategy to interrupt mainstream American language, literary genres, and visual culture, and expose the ways in which mass culture in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries has had a powerfully standardizing impact on the collective American imagination. By forcing encounters between incompatible traditions—consumer culture with the avant-garde, low culture forms with experimental poetics, prose poetry with linguistic subversiveness—these poets bring together radically competing ideologies and highlight their implications for lived experience. Robbins argues that it is precisely because these poets have mixed forms that their work has gone largely unnoticed by leading members and critics in experimental poetry circles.


Author : Alice Notley
ISBN : UOM:39015053159623
Genre : Poetry
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Paris-based Alice Notley has earned a reputation as one of the most challenging and engaging poets at work today; her most recent collection, Mysteries of Small Houses, was a finalist for both the Pullitzer Prize in poetry and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in 1998. Notley's newest work takes as its starting point the poet's conviction of the necessity of maintaining a state of disobedience against everything, from politics to poetics to feminism. Structured as a long series of interconnected poems, in which one of the main elements is an ongoing fantasy dialogue with a seedy detective, Disobediencesets out to explore the visible, the despised daily, as well as the unconscious; it also deals with life as a woman in France, turning fifty, and living as a poet and thus being seemingly despised or ignored. Vividly erecting structures of image and feeling that accumulated during this time, these poems reflect the wisdom, passion, loneliness, and strength of a poet's attempt at not believing, and telling the truth as it comes up.

Encyclopedia Of The New York School Poets

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ISBN : 9781438140667
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Presents an alphabetical reference guide detailing the lives and works of poets associated with the New York Schools of the early twentieth century.

Afterlife And Narrative In Contemporary Fiction

Author : A. Bennett
ISBN : 9781137022691
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Afterlife and Narrative explores why life after death is such a potent cultural concept today, and why it is such an attractive prospect for modern fiction. The book mines a rich vein of imagined afterlives, from the temporal experiments of Martin Amis's Time's Arrow to narration from heaven in Alice Sebold's The Lovely Bones .

A Companion To Poetic Genre

Author : Erik Martiny
ISBN : 9781444344295
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A Companion to Poetic Genre brings together over 40 contributions from leading academics to provide critical overviews of poetic genres and their modern adaptations. Covers a large range of poetic cultural traditions from Britain, Ireland, North America, Japan and the Caribbea Summarises many genres from their earliest origins to their most recent renderings The only full-length critical collection to deal with modern adaptations of poetic genres Contributors include Bernard O’Donoghue, Stephen Burt, Jahan Ramazani, and many other notable scholars of poetry and poetics

Alma Or The Dead Women

Author : Alice Notley
ISBN : UCSC:32106018884442
Genre : Poetry
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Alma, or The Dead Women ISBN 1-887123-72-5 / 978-1-887123-72-3 Paperback, 7 x 10 in. / 300 pgs / / U.S. $17.95 CDN $22.00 September / Poetry

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