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Against Forgetting : Twentieth-Century Poetry of Witness
by Carolyn Forché




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This landmark anthology takes its impulse from the words of Bertolt Brecht: "In the dark times, will there be singing? /Yes, there will be singing./About the dark times". Bearing witness to extremity--whether of war, torture, exile, or repression--this volume encompasses more than 140 poets from five continents, a chorus of voices from dark times, giving testimony to the poetic imagination seared by the fire of human suffering.

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Overview

This landmark anthology takes its impulse from the words of Bertolt Brecht: "In the dark times, will there be singing? /Yes, there will be singing./About the dark times". Bearing witness to extremity--whether of war, torture, exile, or repression--this volume encompasses more than 140 poets from five continents, a chorus of voices from dark times, giving testimony to the poetic imagination seared by the fire of human suffering.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780393309768
  • ISBN-10: 0393309762
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • Publish Date: May 1993
  • Page Count: 816
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.6 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.55 pounds


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