October 15, 2007|
Shell by Olive Senior
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In Shell, Olive Senior continues her ongoing investigation of the natural world, the nature of poetry and the power of her Caribbean heritage. She is our guide through realms of miniature elegance, those of shells in their abundant manifestations. With her grace, generosity and world-renowned lyricism, Senior gives us hen's eggs as hymns, molluscs as metaphors, shells of all kinds - sometimes fragile, sometimes unyielding - as home, as womb, as token and as totem. Ultimately, she places these shells, small and delicate, at the heart of the Jamaican cane fields, revealing a history rich with culture and haunted by slavery. These are Senior's most powerful and affirming poems to date.
Title:ShellFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:104 pages, 8 X 5 X 0.26 inShipping dimensions:104 pages, 8 X 5 X 0.26 inPublished:October 15, 2007Publisher:Insomniac PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1897178484

ISBN - 13:9781897178485

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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