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Native Guard - Natasha Trethewey
Native Guard
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Through elegiac verse that honors her mother and tells of her own fraught childhood, Natasha Trethewey confronts the racial legacy of her native Deep South -- where one of the first black regiments, the Louisiana Native Guards, was called into service during the Civil War. Trethewey's resonant... show more
Through elegiac verse that honors her mother and tells of her own fraught childhood, Natasha Trethewey confronts the racial legacy of her native Deep South -- where one of the first black regiments, the Louisiana Native Guards, was called into service during the Civil War. Trethewey's resonant and beguiling collection is a haunting conversation between personal experience and national history.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780618872657 (0618872655)
ASIN: B002ECETZ4
Publisher: Mariner Books
Pages no: 64
Edition language: English
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Folding Paper & Spilling Ink
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink rated it
3.0 Dog Songs and Native Guard: Popular female voices in modern poetry
I recently finished two volumes of poetry by popular female poets I have previously not had the pleasure of reading. Mary Oliver has been hovering on the bestseller lists a lot recently with her two most recent volumes, Thousand Mornings and Dog Songs. Natasha Trethewey is the recipient of the Pulit...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
5.0 American
The opening poem of Tretheway’s collection, “Theories of Time and Space”, contains the lines, “Everywhere you go will be somewhere/you’ve never been . . .” This is what the poems in this collection fulfill. Tretheway’s book is dedicated to her mother, and many of the poems spea...
In Libris Veritas
In Libris Veritas rated it
3.0
These poems are wonderful, however they are sad as most revolve around the death of her mother and the Civil War. I can say they are not what I was expecting when I heard my professor talk about the book but anyone who loves poetry will certainly enjoy Trethewey's work
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