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Ignatz (Stahlecker Selections)

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"George Herriman drew the comic strip Krazy Kat, which was published across America, between 1913 and 1944. It followed the antics of the titular cat, who is madly in love with Ignatz Mouse, who would rather attack Krazy with a brick than return the feeling. The strip serves as the inspiration and jumping off point for this second book by Youn (Barter), though intimate familiarity with the strip is hardly necessary to enjoy these poems. Unrequited desire is the theme. 'Oh Ignatz won't you play me/ like a filigree flute?' asks one of four poems titled 'Untitled (Krazy's Song).' Ignatz becomes an open-ended figure for the inaccessible beloved, a kind of muse that's always out of reach. In wiry verse, prose poems, sharp, jagged stanzas, and even lines that mimic the movement of a tetherball, Youn traces the many incarnations of desire: 'the way water is always rushing between a ferry// and its dock in that ever-present gap.' In the stunning 'X as a Function of the Distance from Ignatz,' desire is measured in feet: '(he is forty feet/ away) the stiff wind/ palpably stripping// his scent from her hair.' Not only has Youn created a thrilling book of poems but also opened new avenues for ekphrastic poetry." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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ISBN:
9781935536017
Author:
Youn, Monica
Publisher:
Four Way Books
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Poetry, American - 21st century
Subject:
Ignatz Mouse (Fictious character)
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Series:
Stahlecker Selections
Publication Date:
20100331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
69
Dimensions:
8.80x5.90x.30 in. .30 lbs.

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Product details 69 pages Four Way Books - English 9781935536017 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "George Herriman drew the comic strip Krazy Kat, which was published across America, between 1913 and 1944. It followed the antics of the titular cat, who is madly in love with Ignatz Mouse, who would rather attack Krazy with a brick than return the feeling. The strip serves as the inspiration and jumping off point for this second book by Youn (Barter), though intimate familiarity with the strip is hardly necessary to enjoy these poems. Unrequited desire is the theme. 'Oh Ignatz won't you play me/ like a filigree flute?' asks one of four poems titled 'Untitled (Krazy's Song).' Ignatz becomes an open-ended figure for the inaccessible beloved, a kind of muse that's always out of reach. In wiry verse, prose poems, sharp, jagged stanzas, and even lines that mimic the movement of a tetherball, Youn traces the many incarnations of desire: 'the way water is always rushing between a ferry// and its dock in that ever-present gap.' In the stunning 'X as a Function of the Distance from Ignatz,' desire is measured in feet: '(he is forty feet/ away) the stiff wind/ palpably stripping// his scent from her hair.' Not only has Youn created a thrilling book of poems but also opened new avenues for ekphrastic poetry." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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