Night Room by W.H. NewNight Room by W.H. New

Night Room

byW.H. New

Paperback | January 1, 2004

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In this book-length poem, W. H. New uses the metaphor of Snowman to represent the alternative self, the alter-ego, the doppelganger. Here we encounter the cold version of the warm person. Throughout this book, the narrative voice searches for the intrinsic harmony that lies within each individual. New suggests that our fear of anarchy causes us to create rigid boundaries within which we attempt to find order. Yet ironically it is the disorderliness of the human spirit and the natural world, which alone can save us from isolation and despair. Freedom lies in our ability to balance our inner needs and desires with those external forces which oppose our deepest longings?forces imposed upon us by the very nature of our industrialized world. Night room explores the sometimes surreal world of isolation and paralytic despair, the delay between observation and action. Rich in image and painfully exact, these poems reverberate with a wry humour, reaching finally towards the balance of musical composition.
W. H. New lives in Vancouver. Among his many books are Underwood Log, which was a finalist for the Governor General?s Award for Poetry, Borderlands, Grandchild of Empire, Touching Ecuador, and The Year I Was Grounded. Among New?s academic works is The Encyclopedia of Literature in Canada which he edited. He was appointed an Officer of...
Title:Night RoomFormat:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 8.49 × 5.53 × 0.22 inPublished:January 1, 2004Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0889822263

ISBN - 13:9780889822269

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