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ISBN-10: 0819512206
ISBN-13: 9780819512208
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publish Date: 01/27/1995
Dimensions: 9.10" L, 5.99" W, 0.19" H

Mose

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Overview

A book-length narrative poem exploring one man’s experience of crime and imprisonment.

A striking interplay of content and style makes this book-length narrative poem a wrenching, compelling tale. Mose is incarcerated in a Texas prison for a crime whose circumstances slowly unfold as he numbers the days of his sentence and fantasizes about a woman inexorably tied to his fate. As the harshness of prison life begins to close in and distort Mose’s consciousness, he is increasingly obsessed with the truth of what happened. In the end, that inquiry reveals to him another world underneath / this one where everything is backwards / to what we want. The journey to that world is a suspenseful and powerful study of a man’s character and the trap it sets for him.

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A work in an original style with a voice that never falters–that of a simple man trying to cope with forces that are overwhelming.–Virginia Quarterly Review
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Details

ISBN-10: 0819512206
ISBN-13: 9780819512208
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publish Date: 01/27/1995
Dimensions: 9.10" L, 5.99" W, 0.19" H
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