Plot

Plot

Book - 2001
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Baker & Taylor
The author's third collection of poetry grapples with pregnancy and childbirth, following an expectant mother and her husband through the various stages of the process. By the author of The End of the Alphabet. Original.

Perseus Publishing
Her third collection of poetry, Claudia Rankine's Plot is original and enchanting, and the language, as in her acclaimed The End of the Alphabet, never ceases to startle and confront. Plot is a postmodern dialogue about pregnancy and childbirth. Liv, the expectant mother, and her husband, Erland, find themselves propelled into one of our most basic plots -- boy loves girl, girl gets pregnant. Liv's respect for life, however, makes her reluctant to bring a new life into the world. The couple's electrifying journey is charted through dreams, conversations, and reflections. A text like no other, it crosses genres, existing at times in poetry, at times in dialogue and prose, in order to arrive at new life and baby Ersatz. This stunning, avant-garde performance enacts what it means to be human, and to invest in humanity.

In her third collection of poems, Claudia Rankine creates a profoundly daring, ingeniously experimental examination of pregnancy, childbirth, and artistic expression. Liv, an expectant mother, and her husband, Erland, are at an impasse from her reluctance to bring new life into a bewildering world. The couple's journey is charted through conversations, dreams, memories, and meditations, expanding and exploding the emotive capabilities of language and form. A text like no other, it crosses genres, combining verse, prose, and dialogue to achieve an unparalleled understanding of creation and existence.


Blackwell North Amer
A postmodern dialogue about pregnancy, childbirth, and artistic expression, the electrifying journey is charted through dreams, conversations, and reflections - it crosses genres, existing at times in poetry, at times in dialogue and prose, in order to arrive at a new understanding of humanity.

Publisher: New York : Grove Press ; [Emeryville, CA] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2001
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780802137920
080213792X
Characteristics: 102 p. ; 21 cm

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