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Captivity (Pitt Poetry)

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Publisher Comments:

What are the forces that cause us to strike out and harm each other?  Captivity explores the way in which the individual is held hostage by society; how the forces of racism, sexism, and classism frequently express themselves as violence within the family.  The book also explores a deeper captivity, like the Jews in Egypt yearning for the Promised Land, the soul trapped in exile from God.

About the Author

Toi Derricotte is the author of The Undertaker's Daughter, The Empress of the Death House; Natural Birth; Captivity; and Tender, winner of the Paterson Poetry Prize. She is the recipient of two Pushcart Prizes and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, among other honors. Derricotte is cofounder of Cave Canem and professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780822954224
Author:
Derricotte, Toi
Publisher:
University of Pittsburgh Press
Location:
Pittsburgh, Pa. :
Subject:
American
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Single Author / General
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Subject:
Single Author / American
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Pitt poetry series
Series Volume:
no. 51
Publication Date:
19891231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
88
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.3 in

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