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The Lazarus poems / Kamau Brathwaite.

Author/creator Brathwaite, Kamau, 1930- author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Middletown, Connecticut : Wesleyan University Press, [2017]
Copyright Notice ©2017
Descriptionxviii, 117 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.
Series Wesleyan poetry
Wesleyan poetry. ^A219657
Abstract "This new book by the great Barbadian poet Kamau Brathwaite is characteristically sui generis, vatic, and strange, exhibiting ornery bravura. Tonally and typographically frenetic in the ‘sycorax video style’ he’s been employing for decades, the work examines a major theme appropriate to a great poet in the late stages of his career: that of the afterlife. Brathwaite performs a kind of spiritual/aesthetic GPS in his poetry and is is a poet of undeniable stature, writing the final poems of his career. Central to the book is a series of poems outlining the speaker’s (the poet’s) experiences with what he calls “Cultural Lynching.” These poems speak of appropriation, theft, isolation, and exploitation, all within a context of an American hegemony that intensifies the racial politics and ageism underlying the events described. The speaker’s pain and outrage are almost overwhelming. Filled with longing, rage, nostalgia, impotence, wisdom, and love, this book is moving in every sense of the word." --Publisher description.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references.
Issued in other formOnline version: Brathwaite, Kamau, 1930- author. Lazarus poems Middletown, Connecticut : Wesleyan University Press, [2017] 9780819576880
LCCN 2017018700
ISBN9780819576873 (hardcover alkaline paper)
ISBN0819576875 (hardcover alkaline paper)

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Joyner General Stacks PR9230.9 .B68 A6 2017 ✔ Available Place Hold

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