Falling Awake

Falling Awake

Book - 2016
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Alice Oswald's award-winning and highly acclaimed volume Memorial ("wryly ingenious," said the New York Times Book Review) portrays fallen soldiers from Homer's Iliad. Falling Awake expands on that imagery--defining life as a slowly falling weight, where beings fight against their inevitable end. Oswald reimagines classical figures such as Orpheus and Tithonus alive in an English landscape together with shadows, flies, villagers, dew, crickets--all characterized in tension between the weight of death and their own willpower.FROM "VERTIGO"let me shuffle forwardand tell you the two minute life of rainstarting right nowlips open and lidless cold all-seeing gaze
Publisher: New York :, W. W. Norton & Company,, 2016.
Edition: 1st American ed.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780393285284
Characteristics: 81 pages ;,22 cm.


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