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Look : poems, Solmaz Sharif

Label
Look : poems
Title
Look
Title remainder
poems
Statement of responsibility
Solmaz Sharif
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Solmaz Sharif's astonishing first book, Look, asks us to see the ongoing costs of war as the unbearable loss of human lives and also the insidious abuses against our everyday speech. In this virtuosic array of poems, lists, shards, and sequences, Sharif assembles her family's and her own fragmented narratives in the aftermath of warfare. Those repercussions echo into the present day, in the grief for those killed in America's invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, and in the discrimination endured at the checkpoints of daily encounter. At the same time, these poems point to the ways violence is conducted against our language. Throughout this collection are words and phrases lifted from the Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms; in their seamless inclusion, Sharif exposes the devastating euphemisms deployed to sterilize the language, control its effects, and sway our collective resolve. But Sharif refuses to accept this terminology as given, and instead turns it back on its perpetrators. 'Let it matter what we call a thing, ' she writes. 'Let me look at you.'"--From Amazon
Member of
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sharif, Solmaz
Dewey number
811/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.H356415
LC item number
A6 2016
Literary form
poetry
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
War
Label
Look : poems, Solmaz Sharif
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Dear intelligence journal
  • Free mail
  • Force visibility
  • Break-up
  • Ground visibility
  • Desired appreciation
  • Inspiration point, Berkeley
  • Dependers/immediate family
  • Stateless person
  • Family of scatterable mines
  • Look
  • Master film
  • Expellee
  • Mess hall
  • Theater
  • Soldier, home early, surprises his wife in Chick-fil-A
  • Vulnerability study
  • Reaching Guantánamo
  • Perception management
  • Personal effects
  • Drone
  • Battlefield illumination
  • Pinpoint target
  • Lay
  • Contaminated remains
  • Safe house
  • Deception story
  • Special events for homeland security
Control code
1704558
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
98 pages
Isbn
9781555977443
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015953717
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1704558
  • (OCoLC)918995277
Label
Look : poems, Solmaz Sharif
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Dear intelligence journal
  • Free mail
  • Force visibility
  • Break-up
  • Ground visibility
  • Desired appreciation
  • Inspiration point, Berkeley
  • Dependers/immediate family
  • Stateless person
  • Family of scatterable mines
  • Look
  • Master film
  • Expellee
  • Mess hall
  • Theater
  • Soldier, home early, surprises his wife in Chick-fil-A
  • Vulnerability study
  • Reaching Guantánamo
  • Perception management
  • Personal effects
  • Drone
  • Battlefield illumination
  • Pinpoint target
  • Lay
  • Contaminated remains
  • Safe house
  • Deception story
  • Special events for homeland security
Control code
1704558
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
98 pages
Isbn
9781555977443
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015953717
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1704558
  • (OCoLC)918995277

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