A haunting debut that is simultaneously dreamlike and visceral, vulnerable and redemptive, and risks the painful rewards of emotional honesty. "Ocean Vuong's first full-length collection aims straight for the perennial "big"--And very human--subjects of romance, family, memory, grief, war, and melancholia. None of these he allows to overwhelm his spirit or his poems, which demonstrate, through breath and cadence and unrepentant enthrallment, that a gentle palm on a chest can calm the fiercest hungers."--Publisher's description.
Work Based On:
Copper Canyon Press
Asian American, LGBTQ, Fathers and sons, and Poetry
"The first great adventure story in the Western canon, The Odyssey is a poem about violence and the aftermath of war; about wealth, poverty, and power; about marriage and family; about travelers, hospitality, and the yearning for home. In this fresh, authoritative version--the first English translation of The Odyssey by a woman--this stirring tale of shipwrecks, monsters, and magic comes alive in an entirely new way. "
A poem in five books, of circular narrative design, titled with the Greek name for Homer, which simultaneously charts two currents of history: the visible history charted in events -- the tribal losses of the American Indian, the tragedy of African enslavement -- and the interior, unwritten epic fashioned from the suffering of the individual in exile.
Work Based On:
Farrar, Straus, Giroux
African diaspora, Caribbean, Fathers and sons, and Epic poetry
Pope, Alexander, translator, Shankman, Steven, editor, and Lawrence, Avery, artist
Date Created / Date Issued:
c. 8th century BC
1 of 2 volumes in set of Alexander Pope translations. English translation by Alexander Pope. Greek text edited by Barry B. Powell; English translation edited by Steven Shurtleff; catalog entries researched and written by William Frank.
"Enhanced by over fifty original art renderings in the Greek vase styles"--Jacket. Issued in slipcase. Includes bibliographical references.