Learning Russian

January 16, 1998|
Learning Russian by Diana Fitzgerald Bryden
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Does the past mean only what we want it to? Can anything at all be learned from a photgraph of a scrap of forgotten language? In Learning Russian, Diana Fitzgerald Bryden asks these and other questions with clear-eyed, compelling honesty, as she examines the seductive lure of the past. Rejecting easy nostalgia, she uncovers the roots of home in the hidden life of cities, in the family ties to the living and the dead, and in language itself through the work of the writers who inspire her. The poems of Learning Russian are haunted and haunting, infused with longing and the certainty of loss, they show what can be recovered, or made new, through poetry.
Essayist, reviewer, columnist, and poet, Diana Fitzgerald Bryden''s poetry has appeared in two Insomniac Press anthologies (Beds and Shotguns and The Last Word) and Vintage96, a League of Canadian Poets anthology published by Quarry Press. Her poems have also been published in magazines and journals including Shift, Alphabet City, and ...
Title:Learning Russian
Product dimensions:72 pages, 8.75 X 5.75 X 0.15 in
Shipping dimensions:72 pages, 8.75 X 5.75 X 0.15 in
Published:January 16, 1998
Publisher:Mansfield Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781894469005

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