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The Resource Obit : poems, Victoria Chang

Obit : poems, Victoria Chang

Label
Obit : poems
Title
Obit
Title remainder
poems
Statement of responsibility
Victoria Chang
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"After her mother died, poet Victoria Chang refused to write elegies. Rather, she distilled her grief during a feverish two weeks by writing scores of poetic obituaries for all she lost in the world. In Obit, Chang writes of "the way memory gets up after someone has died and starts walking." These poems reinvent the form of newspaper obituary to both name what has died ("civility," "language," "the future," "Mother's blue dress") and the cultural impact of death on the living. Whereas elegy attempts to immortalize the dead, an obituary expresses loss, and the love for the dead becomes a conduit for self-expression. In this unflinching and lyrical book, Chang meets her grief and creates a powerful testament for the living"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chang, Victoria
Index
no index present
Literary form
poetry
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Obituaries
  • Obituaries
Label
Obit : poems, Victoria Chang
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Lannan literary selection"
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 113 pages
Isbn
9781556595745
Lccn
2019043837
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1119480837
Label
Obit : poems, Victoria Chang
Publication
Note
"Lannan literary selection"
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 113 pages
Isbn
9781556595745
Lccn
2019043837
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1119480837

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