Ledger by Susan WheelerLedger by Susan Wheeler


bySusan Wheeler

Paperback | April 1, 2005

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The many meanings of "economy" are the ground for the mediation and lament of Ledger, Susan Wheeler's fourth book. In its Greek origins, economy referred to the stewardship of a household and, as it developed, the word also came to include aspects of government and of religious faith. Ledger places an individual's crisis of spirituality and personal stewardship, or management of her resources, against a backdrop of a culture that has focused its "economy" on financial gain and has misspent its own tangible and intangible resources.
Susan Wheeler is the author of the poetry collections Bag 'o' Diamonds, which received the Norma Farber First Book Award of the Poetry Society of America and was short-listed for the Los Angeles Times Book Award; Smokes, which won the Four Way Books Award in 1998; and Source Codes. A novel, Record Palace, will be published by Graywolf ...
Title:LedgerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:94 pages, 8 × 6 × 0.3 inPublished:April 1, 2005Publisher:University Of Iowa PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0877459274

ISBN - 13:9780877459279

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"Susan Wheeler is an exuberant, subtle, endlessly inventive original, and Ledger marks a wonderful advance in her already vital contribution to American poetry. Best of all in Ledger's varied pleasures is 'The Debtor in the Convex Mirror,' an intricate splendor and triumphant fusion of technique and vision."--Harold Bloom, author of Where Shall Wisdom Be Found?