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The Resource A doll for throwing : poems, Mary Jo Bang

A doll for throwing : poems, Mary Jo Bang

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A doll for throwing : poems
Title
A doll for throwing
Title remainder
poems
Statement of responsibility
Mary Jo Bang
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A Doll for Throwing ... takes its title from the Bauhaus artist Alma Siedhoff-Buscher's Wurfpuppe, a flexible and durable woven doll that, if thrown, would land with grace. A ventriloquist is also said to "throw" her voice into a doll that rests on the knee. Bang's prose poems in this fascinating book create a speaker who had been a part of the Bauhaus school in Germany a century ago and who had also seen the school's collapse when it was shut by the Nazis in 1933. Since this speaker is not a person but only a construct, she is also equally alive in the present, and gives voice to the conditions of both time periods: nostalgia, xenophobia, misogyny, and political extremism. The art and life of the Bauhaus photographer Lucia Moholy echoes across these poems--the end of her marriage, the loss of her negatives, and her effort to continue to make work and be known for having made it"--Page 4 of cover
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Cataloging source
YDX
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Bang, Mary Jo
Dewey number
811/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.A47546
LC item number
A6 2017
Literary form
poetry
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  • American poetry
  • American poetry
Label
A doll for throwing : poems, Mary Jo Bang
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn957022434
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
76 pages
Isbn
9781555977818
Lccn
2016951417
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)957022434
Label
A doll for throwing : poems, Mary Jo Bang
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn957022434
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
76 pages
Isbn
9781555977818
Lccn
2016951417
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)957022434

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