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In "The Chain" , Sleigh explores the nature of memory and its ability to recast events in contradictory ways as it links individual lives to history. The poet reveals the ways in which the individual consciousness, alternately resisting and embracing its ancestral legacy, seeks to transform, in order to comprehend, the meaning of cultural inheritance. In a series of elegies, portraits, and love poems, he movingly dramatizes the ambiguous nature of truth and the difficulties the moral imagination must overcome in recalling, understanding, and judging the past.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226762418
ISBN-10: 0226762416
Format: Paperback
(220mm x 150mm x 9mm)
Pages: 104
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 16-Apr-1996
Country of Publication: United States

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