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Against Forgetting: Twentieth-Century Poetry of Witnessby Carolyn Forche
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Bearing witness to extremity--whether of war, torture, exile, or repression--the volume encompasses more than 140 poets from five continents, over the span of this century from the Armenian genocide to Tiananmen Square.
This landmark anthology, the first of its kind, takes it impulse from the words of Bertolt Brecht: "In these dark times, will there also be singing? / Yes, there will be singing. / About the dark times."
Includes bibliographical references (p. -783) and index.
About the Author
, poet, translator, and activist, is professor of English at Georgetown University. She has published two award-winning volumes of poetry, and . In 1990 Ms. Fourché received a Lannan Literary Award, granted to poets and writers of literary excellence "whose work promotes a truer understanding of contemporary life." Her most recent volume of poetry is .
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