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The Resource Embers : a novel in poems, Terry Wolverton

Embers : a novel in poems, Terry Wolverton

Label
Embers : a novel in poems
Title
Embers
Title remainder
a novel in poems
Statement of responsibility
Terry Wolverton
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When a woman breaks all the rules, she is often punished. In the case of Marie Girard, whose transgressions include prostitution, unwed motherhood, divorce and setting fire to her home, punishment includes ex-communication from the Catholic Church, incarceration in mental institutions and electroshock therapy. In this novel in poems, author Terry Wolverton suggests that the social institutions--the family, the Church, the medical establishment--that were supposed to protect Marie instead failed her. She contrasts the society into which Marie was born--early-Twentieth Century Detroit--with the culture of the Wendat Indians who'd lived in the same region hundreds of years earlier; the Wendat believed that madness was the result of "unfulfilled desires." In seventy-three vivid and lyrical poems, Embers contends that women's "bad" behavior may in fact be justifiable resistance against systems that exploit and endanger women
Cataloging source
JHE
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3573.O573
LC item number
E43 2003
Literary form
mixed forms
Label
Embers : a novel in poems, Terry Wolverton
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
53323691
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 156 pages
Isbn
9781888996722
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Gift of Sandra Cisneros, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-146). Inscribed by author to Cisneros. Laid-in: handwritten letter (1 sheet) to Cisneros from Pat Alderete. Paperbound.
System control number
(OCoLC)53323691
Label
Embers : a novel in poems, Terry Wolverton
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
53323691
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 156 pages
Isbn
9781888996722
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Gift of Sandra Cisneros, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-146). Inscribed by author to Cisneros. Laid-in: handwritten letter (1 sheet) to Cisneros from Pat Alderete. Paperbound.
System control number
(OCoLC)53323691

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