By (author) Susan Stewart
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Red Rover by Susan Stewart
Book DescriptionRed Rover is both the name of a children's game and a formless spirit, a god of release and permission, called upon in the course of that game. The "red rover" is also a thread of desire, and a clue to the forces of love and antipathy that shape our fate. In her most innovative work to date, award-winning poet and critic Susan Stewart remembers the antithetical forces - falling and rising, coming and going, circling and centering - revealed in such games and traces them out to many other cycles. Ranging among traditional, open, and newly invented forms, and including a series of free translations of medieval dream visions and love poems, "Red Rover" begins as a historical meditation on our fall and grows into a song of praise for the green and turning world.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226774541
(61mm x 85mm x 15mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 12-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Susan Stewart
Design and the Question of History, Hardback (February 2015)
Radical rethinking of the relationship between design and history.
Theme of Farewell and After-poems, Paperback (June 2013)
The author, born in 1951, is one of the most important living Italian poets. This title is suitable for scholars of contemporary Italian literature, students of contemporary poetry and literary translation, and those who work in comparative literature.
Reprisal, Hardback (May 2013)» View all books by Susan Stewart
Based on a number of incidents that took place in Abruzzo during the war, this tragic novel explores the overwhelming conflicts between ideology and community, justice and vengeance. It tells a story that is embedded in the cruel reality of Italian fascism, but its themes of revenge, sacrifice, and violence emerge as universal.
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Author Biography - Susan Stewart
Susan Stewart is the Annan Professor of English at Princeton University. Her previous books of poems, The Forest and Columbarium (which won the National Book Critics Circle Award), and her works of criticism, The Open Studio and Poetry and the Fate of the Senses (which won Phi Beta Kappa's Christian Gauss Award), are all published by the University of Chicago Press.
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