American Melancholy: Poems
American Melancholy: Poems
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Annotation: A new collection of poetry from an American literary legend, her first in twenty-five yearsJoyce Carol Oates is one of o... more
Genre: [Poetry]
Catalog Number: #258299
Format: Publisher's Hardcover
Publisher: HarperCollins
Copyright Date: 2021
Edition Date: 2021
Pages: 112 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 0-06-303526-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-06-303526-3
Dewey: 811.54
Dimensions: 24 cm
Subject Heading:
American poetry.
Language: English
Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Reading Level: 6.0
Interest Level: 9+

A new collection of poetry from an American literary legend, her first in twenty-five yearsJoyce Carol Oates is one of our most insightful observers of the human heart and mind, and, with her acute social consciousness, one of the most insistent and inspired witnesses of a shared American history. Oates is perhaps best known for her prodigious output of novels and short stories, many of which have become contemporary classics. However, Oates has also always been a faithful writer of poetry. American Melancholy showcases some of her finest work of the last few decades. Covering subjects big and small, and written in an immediate and engaging style, this collection touches on both the personal and political. Loss, love, and memory are investigated, along with the upheavals of our modern age, the reality of our current predicaments, and the ravages of poverty, racism, and social unrest. Oates skillfully writes characters ranging from a former doctor at a Chinese People's Liberation Army hospital to Little Albert, a six-month-old infant who took part in a famous study that revealed evidence of classical conditioning in human beings.


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