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The Fabulous Beasts

Oates, Joyce Carol

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ISBN 10: 0807101532 / ISBN 13: 9780807101537
Published by Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge, LA, 1975
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Yellow cloth stamped in blind on the front panel and in red on the spine panel. Collects fifty-two poems. Illustrations by A. G. Smith, Jr. A fine copy in about near fine dustjacket with a short closed tear and crease at the lower edge of the front panel and mild wear. ; Octavo. Bookseller Inventory # 23868

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Title: The Fabulous Beasts

Publisher: Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge, LA

Publication Date: 1975

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Illustrated by Smith, A. G., Jr.

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition.

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This collection of fifty-two poems from the author of Angel Fire and Anonymous Sins explores the annihilation of the time-bound ego, a liberating, sometimes terrifying experience for all who live within the "fabulous beast" of history and nature. The poems explore the shifting, elusive point at which the inwardness of individual experience touches upon the larger consciousness of a species or an era, forming a connection with a "self" that goes beyond subjectivity. The poems are grouped into four parts: "Broken Connections," "Forbidden Testimonies," "The Child-Martyr" and "A Posthumous Sketch," are prose poems which, though technically different from the others, are concerned with the same theme-the relationship between the individual and a larger, all-inclusive whole. Neither fatalistic nor rebellious, the poems convey the idea that as long as we live in time we must struggle, and that is this struggle that determines our humanity.

About the Author:

Joyce Carol Oates is the author of four books of poems and numerous works of fiction and nonfiction. Her most recent books include The Poisoned Kiss, The Seduction and Other Stories, and The Assassins. Her novel Them won the National Book Award in 1970.

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