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Anchoress: A Poem
Anchoress: A Poem Esta Spalding 0887845916 9780887845918 Awake before dawn a year after his lover Helens death, Peter H. begins to assemble his memories of her. How to conjure the dead? How to put a lovers body together again? Wor
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Anchoress: A Poem by Esta Spalding

Awake before dawn a year after his lover Helens death, Peter H. begins to assemble his memories of her. How to conjure the dead? How to put a lovers body together again? Working through the winter, spring, and into the late summer in a basement laboratory at the Vancouver Aquarium, Peter scrawls into his notebook pieces of her story, and of their story together. Slowly, he begins to see the secret tunnels between Helens death and the death of her parents, between her loyalty to her sister, France, and her passion for right action. A sensual, haunting book-length poem, Anchoress moves gracefully from the painted caves of Vichy France, where Helens mother is born, to the banks of the Seine where her parents meet; from a foster home in Illinois to the grey stone university buildings where Helen becomes obsessed with the televised events of the Gulf War. This book will challenge the way we think about the boundaries between politics and passions, love and war.

Author: Esta Spalding

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 128

Publisher: House of Anansi Press

Publication Date: 1997-04-28

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ISBN: 0887845916


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