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ISBN-10: 0393867897
ISBN-13: 9780393867893
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date: 09/14/2021
Dimensions: 8.59" L, 6.52" W, 0.53" H

The Curious Thing: Poems

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Truthful, sensuous, and intellectually relentless, the poems in The Curious Thing are compelling meditations on love, art making, solitude, female fate, and both the mundane and serious principles of life. Sandra Lim’s poetry displays stinging wit and a tough-minded approach to her own experiences: She speaks with Jean Rhys about beauty, encounters the dark loneliness that can exist inside a relationship, and discovers a coiled anger on a hot summer day. An extended poem sequence slyly revolves the meanings of finding oneself astray in midlife. A steely strength courses through the volume’s myriad discoveries–Lim’s lucidity and tenderness form a striking complement to her remarkable metaphors and the emotional clamor of her material.

Animated by a sense of reckoning and a piercing inwardness, these anti-sentimental poems nevertheless celebrate the passionate and empathetic subjective life.

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These are poems of passion and self-scrutiny and female rage, but Sandra Lim is not a poet of explosive feeling. The poems have a prose elegance; they are cool, detached, ruminative, with a kind of whistle-in-the-dark bravado. Here is a mind studying itself and its ambivalence, exact at every turn and, by the end, breathtaking.–Louise Glück, Nobel Prize-winning author of Faithful and Virtuous Night
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Details

ISBN-10: 0393867897
ISBN-13: 9780393867893
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date: 09/14/2021
Dimensions: 8.59" L, 6.52" W, 0.53" H
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