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The Alphabet of Desire

by Barbara Hamby

  • ISBN: 9780814735978
  • ISBN10: 0814735975

The Alphabet of Desire

by Barbara Hamby

  • List Price: $17.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: New York Univ Pr
  • Publish date: 05/01/1999
  • ISBN: 9780814735978
  • ISBN10: 0814735975
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Description: In this sublime and imposing book of poetry, Barbara Hamby races through the circuitous regions of Heaven and Hell, desire and love, giving shape and significance to the strange and the familiar. Her book ignites with a proclamation, "In the beginning was the word, fanning out into syllables, like a deck of cards on a table in Vegas, lovely leafy parts fluttering into atoms and cells, genus and phylum, nouns and verbs; " an easy metaphor for her intoxicating linguistic machinations.

Hamby's roaming, inquisitive mind reels in the reader, "I'm persuaded the day will come when I'll lie static as a falcon in a hunter's sack, fragments of iron studding my reckless breast." Not limited to the self-referential, Hamby playfully references historic and literary personae, taking stabs at Shakespeare, Jane Austen, the Bible and Casanova. "Who wouldn't, " she challenges us, "give anything for the voice of an angel and wings to fly above the rough dirt of birth?"

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