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The Beauty Wars: Poems

Conroy, Carol

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ISBN 10: 0393308510 / ISBN 13: 9780393308518
Published by W W Norton & Co Inc
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Title: The Beauty Wars: Poems

Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc

Book Condition:Very Good

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To her credit, Conroy puts on a bravura performance in this collection of poems, frequently using models from Anglo-Saxon lyrics and Christopher Smart to Plath, Stevens, and H.D. Although these poems glimmer with a richly textured, modulated language, they remain curiously abstract: "passion delights a crystal fork where lightning clarity chuckles like thunder." Conroy unabashedly uses poetry to exorcise the demons of her past, but the extravagantly febrile style distances rather than holds the reader. Her method, as she writes in one poem, is to "bring mythic peacocks with their fine excess/ and let the feathers tell flamboyant stories." For all their verbal brilliance, these poems are unsatisfying. For large collections of contemporary poetry only.
- Christine Sten strom, New York Law Sch. Lib.
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