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Synopsis: Book by Kendrick, Dolores
From Publishers Weekly:
A slave dresses in silk, waiting for her master to visit her bed; another, poised on the auction block, begs not to be separated from her daughter; a freed woman finds herself unable to make decisions after a lifetime of being denied that right. In this unusual collection built on historical testimony, Kendrick ( Through the Ceiling ) allows her subjects the medium of poetry through which to speak about their loneliness, bondage and loved ones--mothers, children, men. Voices vary in tone and in diction--some are lyrical, others matter-of-fact; dialect alternates with standard speech--but vigorously announce human strength. However, Kendrick's achievement is uneven: although the poems limn scenes dramatically and convey character with admirable concision and compassion, they tend to effect similar perspectives to themes oft-repeated. In addition, many read like prose; purely verbal surprises are rare events. Occasionally, Kendrick veers to the opposite extreme in self-consciously literary efforts.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Title: The Women of Plums: Poems in the Voices of ...
Publication Date: 1989
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Condition: Acceptable. The item is very worn but continues to work perfectly. Signs of wear can include aesthetic issues such as scratches, dents and worn corners. All pages and the cover are intact, but the dust cover may be missing. Pages may include moderate to heavy amount of notes and highlighting,but the text is not obscured or unreadable. May NOT include discs, access code or other supplemental materials. Seller Inventory # 4WIKSQ0003MR
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers. Paperback. Condition: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0688089720I3N00
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers. Paperback. Condition: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0688089720I3N10
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers. Paperback. Condition: Fair. A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0688089720I5N00
Book Description Condition: Good. The cover has visible markings and wear. This is a ex library book, stickers and markings accordingly. Fast Shipping - Safe and Secure Bubble Mailer - From New Hampshire!. Seller Inventory # 2XUERV000SOJ
Book Description Quill, 1989. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0688089720-2-4
Book Description Quill Publications, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1989. Soft Cover Trade Paperback. Condition: Fine. First Edition. [124 pp] . Author is recipient of a Fulbright award, two Yaddo Fellowships, and a National Endowment for the Arts award. Seller Inventory # 01076
Book Description Quill, 1989. Paperback. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0688089720
Book Description Quill, 1989. Condition: UsedAcceptable. book. Seller Inventory # M0688089720_4
Book Description Brand: Quill, 1989. Paperback. Condition: VERY GOOD. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # 0688089720_abe_vg