Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Overlord by Jorie Graham

What does it mean to be fully present in a human life? How -- in the face of the carnage of war, the no longer merely threatened destruction of the natural world, the faceless threat of spiritual oversimplification and reactive fear -- does one retain one's capacity to be both present and responsive? And to what extent does our capacity to be present, to be fully ourselves, depend on our relationship to an other and our understanding of and engagement with otherness itself? With what forces does the sheer act of apprehending make us complicit? What powers lord over us and what do we, as a species, and as souls, lord over?These are among the questions Jorie Graham, in her most personal and urgent collection to date, undertakes to explore, often from a vantage point geographically, as well as historically, other. Many of the poems take place along the coastline known as Omaha Beach in Normandy, and move between visions of that beach during the Allied invasion of Europe (whose code name was Operation Overlord) and that landscape of beaches, fields, and hedgerows as it is known to the speaker today. In every sense the work meditates on our new world, ghosted by, and threatened by, competing descriptions of the past, the future, and what it means to be, as individuals, and as a people, "free."

Buy Overlord by Jorie Graham from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780060758110
ISBN-10: 0060758112
Format: Paperback / softback
(233mm x 183mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Ecco Press
Publisher: Ecco Press
Publish Date: 28-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions - Overlord by Jorie Graham

Book Reviews - Overlord by Jorie Graham

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Overlord book by Jorie Graham and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Books By Jorie Graham

Fast by Jorie Graham
Paperback, June 2017
$24.66
Fast: Poems by Jorie Graham
Hardback, May 2017
$43.15
From the New World: Poems 1976-2014 by Jorie Graham
Paperback, February 2016
$33.19
Taken-Down God by Jorie Graham
Paperback, May 2013
$28.38