The Resource Art and politics, politics and art, D.H. Melhem, (electronic resource)

Art and politics, politics and art, D.H. Melhem, (electronic resource)

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Art and politics, politics and art
Title
Art and politics, politics and art
Statement of responsibility
D.H. Melhem
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Probing, wide-ranging, brimming with passion and outrage, Melhem's eighth collection of poems grips the reader with accounts of individual triumphs and the ongoing catastrophic conflicts of our world. The author draws on her years as a painter and sculptor to bring a distinct visual and tactile quality to her poetry. In this volume, Melhem proceeds from robust individual portraits through observable terrains to traumatic visions of war. "Certain Personae" ranges from black writers to Abraham Lincoln, from a portrait of the suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton to the poetry of John Updike, and finishes with paintings of Hannibal crossing the Alps. In "Mostly Political," the poems traverse the local and the universal: melting polar ice caps, capitalism, a painting by Max Ernst interpreted in antithetical ways, and a poem surveying Manhattan's Upper West Side in the context of international events. "Wars," the third and last section, gives intimate and searing glimpses of the Trojan War, World War I, the Gulf War, the Iraq war, and the conflict over Palestine
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Melhem, D. H
Dewey number
811/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • American poetry
  • American prose literature
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
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Art and politics, politics and art, D.H. Melhem, (electronic resource)
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multicolored
Control code
MWT11723573
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780815651185
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11723573
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Art and politics, politics and art, D.H. Melhem, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11723573
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780815651185
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11723573
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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