To forget Venice /

Saved in:
Main Author: Boyers, Peggy, 1952- (Author)
Corporate Author: ebrary, Inc.
Format: Book Electronic
Published:Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2014.
Series:Phoenix poets.
Online Access: 
Tags: Add Tag
No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!
Main Author:Boyers, Peggy, 1952- author.

"To Forget Venicea"is the improbable challenge and the title of Peg BoyersOCOs newest collection of poems. The site of several unforgettable years of her adolescence, the place she has returned to more frequently than any other, the city of Venice is both adored and reviled by the speakers in this varied and unconventionally polyphonic work. The voices we hear in these poems belong not only to characters like the mother of Tadzio (thinka"Death inaVenice"), or the companion of Vladimir Ilych Lenin, or the Victorian prophet John Ruskin and his wife, Effie, but also to wall moss, and sand, andOComost especiallyOCoan authorial speaker who in 1965, at age thirteen, landed in Venice and never quite recovered from the formative experiences that shaped her there. Ranging over several stages of a life that features adolescent heartbreak and betrayal, marriage and children, friendship and loss, the book insistently addresses the authorOCOs desire to get to the bottom of her obsession with a place that has imprinted itself so profoundly on her consciousness."

Descriptive content provided by Syndetics™, a Bowker service.

General Notes:Poems.
Physical Description:1 online resource ( pages)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN:9780226181431 (electronic bk.)
022618143X (electronic bk.)