America the Beautiful: Last Poems by Paula Gunn AllenAmerica the Beautiful: Last Poems by Paula Gunn Allen

America the Beautiful: Last Poems

byPaula Gunn Allen

Paperback | October 16, 2010

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These poems, written in the last decade of Paula Gunn Allen's life and the first years of the new century, capture the variety, ingenuity, and complexity of this beloved and influential Native American critic and poet. In the lexicon of Paula Gunn Allen, what makes America beautiful may come as a surprise: its horrors confront its hopefulness; its absurdities challenge its promise. A powerful, sustained lyrical and narrative sequence written in the midst of political and personal catastrophe (the second U.S. invasion of Iraq, a disastrous home fire, her own battle with lung cancer), Allen's last book of poems is at once a bonfire made up of the ruins of civilization, a call for one more effort to set things right, and a gift to us all from this fertile and generous writer.

About The Author

Paula Gunn Allen, Laguna Pueblo/Sioux/Scots/Lebanese poet, philosopher, scholar, and teacher, was born in Cubero, New Mexico, in 1939. She received her doctorate from the University of New Mexico in 1976; her dissertation evolved into a major work of cultural criticism, The Sacred Hoop: Recovering the Feminine in American Indian Trad...

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Title:America the Beautiful: Last PoemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.35 inPublished:October 16, 2010Publisher:West End PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0981669352

ISBN - 13:9780981669359

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