Glass Town by Lisa RussGlass Town by Lisa Russ

Glass Town

byLisa Russ

Paperback | November 1, 1999

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"American girlhood, with its anorexia and Girl Scout merit badges, piano recitals and razored self-mutilations, is the shattered 'glass town' of Lisa Russ Spaar's magical poems. Setting out to 'heal the old rifts-- / heaven and earth, girl / and dream,' Spaar records the rituals of a tribe we recognize chiefly by its fierce determination to survive-girls, bent first on perfection, then, on returning from the banishment of our preoccupation with their bodies, their beauty.

"What a marvel this book is! In language that manages to be both ardent and elegant, Spaar gives witness to marvelous mythologies in which 'the old story: / the world for my body, / my body for the world,' is cancelled in a moment's reckoning, and Rapunzel saves herself."

-Dorothy Barresi

Title:Glass TownFormat:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.3 inPublished:November 1, 1999Publisher:Red Hen PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1888996188

ISBN - 13:9781888996180

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