Paperback - 2012
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Acclaimed poet Susan Wheeler, whose last individual collection predicted the spiritual losses of the economic collapse, turns her attention to the most intimate of subjects: the absence or loss of love.aA meme is a unit of thought replicated by imitation; examples of memes, Richard Dawkins wrote, OC are tunes, ideas, catch-phrases, clothes fashions, ways of making pots or of building arches.OCO Occupy Wall Street is a meme, as are internet ideas and images that go viral. What could be more potent memes than those passed down by parents to their children?a

Wheeler reconstructs her motherOCOs voiceOCodown to its cynicism and its mid twentieth-century midwestern vernacularOCoin OC The Maud Poems, OCO a voice that takes a more aggressive, vituperative turn in OC The DevilOCoorOCoThe Introjects.OCO In the bookOCOs third long sequence, a generational inheritance feeds cultural transmission in OC The Split.OCO A set of variations on losses and break-upsOCowildly, darkly funny throughout and, in places, devastatingly sadOCoOC The SplitOCO brings WheelerOCOs lauded inventiveness, wit, and insight to the profound loss of love. One read, and the meme OC Should I stay or should I go?OCO will be altered in your head forever.a"

Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, c2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781609381424
Characteristics: 87 p. ; 21 cm.


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