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New from award-winning poet Carolyn Forche is The Angel of History. Placed in the context of 20th century moral disasters, these poems are a meditation on memory and a haunting mosaic of grief, evoking the necessary accommodations human beings make to survive what is unsurvivable.
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Placed in the context of twentieth-century moral disaster--war, genocide, the Holocaust, the atomic bomb--Forche's ambitions and compelling third collection of poems is a meditation of memory, specifically how memory survives the unimaginable. The poems reflect the effects of such experience: the lines, and often the images within them...