American melancholy : poems / Joyce Carol Oates.
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|North Kansas City Public Library||811.54 OATES 2021 (Text)||0001002440251||Nonfiction New||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9780063035263
- ISBN: 006303526X
- Physical Description: 112 pages ; 24 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 
- Copyright: ©2021
|Formatted Contents Note:||
I: The coming storm -- In hemp-woven hammocks reading the Nation -- Exsanguination -- Little Albert, 1920 -- Harlow's monkeys -- Obedience : 1962 -- Loney -- Coming storm -- Edward Hopper's "Eleven A.M.," 1926 -- II: The first room -- First room -- Sinkholes -- That other -- Mercy -- Blessing -- This is not a poem -- Apocalypso -- III: American melancholy -- To Marlon Brando in Hell -- Too young to marry but not too young to die -- Doctor help me -- Old America has come home to die -- Jubilate : an homage in catterel verse -- Kite poem -- American sign language -- Hometown waiting for you -- IV: "This is the time ... " -- Hatefugue -- A dream of stopped-up drains -- Bloodline, elegy -- Harvesting skin -- "This is the time for which we have been waiting" -- Tunnel -- Palliative.
The first poetry collection in twenty-five years by the National Book Award-winning author observes the human heart and mind while exploring subjects ranging from politics and racism to poverty and loss.
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American Melancholy : Poems
A new collection of poetry from an American literary legend, her first in twenty-five years Joyce Carol Oates is one of our most insightful observers of the human heart and mind, and, with her acute social consciousness, one of the most insistent and inspired witnesses of a shared American history. Oates is perhaps best known for her prodigious output of novels and short stories, many of which have become contemporary classics. However, Oates has also always been a faithful writer of poetry. American Melancholy showcases some of her finest work of the last few decades. Covering subjects big and small, and written in an immediate and engaging style, this collection touches on both the personal and political. Loss, love, and memory are investigated, along with the upheavals of our modern age, the reality of our current predicaments, and the ravages of poverty, racism, and social unrest. Oates skillfully writes characters ranging from a former doctor at a Chinese People's Liberation Army hospital to Little Albert, a six-month-old infant who took part in a famous study that revealed evidence of classical conditioning in human beings.