Asylum : A Personal, Historical, Natural Inquiry in 103 Lyric Sections

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  • Author(s): Jill Bialosky
  • Publication Information:
    Ed.: First edition. New York : Knopf. 2020
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      eBook.
    • Abstract:
      This book-length sequence by the critically acclaimed poet is a seeker's story, revealing personal and historical traumas and how we search for understanding and meaning in their wake.In Asylum, poet Jill Bialosky embarks on a Virgilian journey, building a narrative sequence from 103 elegant poems and prose sections that cohere in their intensity and their need to explore darkness and sustenance both. Taken together, these piercing pieces--about her nascent calling as a writer; her sister's suicide and its still unfolding aftermath; the horror unleashed by World War II; the life cycle of the monarch butterfly; and the woods where she seeks asylum--form a moving story, powerfully braiding despair, survival, and hope. Bialosky considers the oppositions that govern us: our reason and unreason, our need to preserve and destruct.'What are words when they meet the action of what they attempt to modify?'she asks, exploring the possible salve of language in the face of pain and grief. What Asylum delivers is a form of hard-won grace and an awareness of the cost of extreme violence, inexplicable loss, and the miraculous cycles of life, in work that carries Bialosky's art to a new level of urgency and achievement.
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    • Related ISBNs:
      9780525657095. 9780525657101.
    • Accession Number:
      1123181457
    • Accession Number:
      2293110
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      JILL BIALOSKY. Asylum : A Personal, Historical, Natural Inquiry in 103 Lyric Sections. New York: Knopf, 2020. v. First editionISBN 9780525657095. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2293110. Acesso em: 26 set. 2020.
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      Jill Bialosky. Asylum : A Personal, Historical, Natural Inquiry in 103 Lyric Sections. Vol First edition. Knopf; 2020. Accessed September 26, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2293110
    • APA:
      Jill Bialosky. (2020). Asylum : A Personal, Historical, Natural Inquiry in 103 Lyric Sections: Vol. First edition. Knopf.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Jill Bialosky. 2020. Asylum : A Personal, Historical, Natural Inquiry in 103 Lyric Sections. Vol. First edition. New York: Knopf. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2293110.
    • Harvard:
      Jill Bialosky (2020) Asylum : A Personal, Historical, Natural Inquiry in 103 Lyric Sections. New York: Knopf. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2293110 (Accessed: 26 September 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Jill Bialosky 2020, Asylum : A Personal, Historical, Natural Inquiry in 103 Lyric Sections, vol First edition, Knopf, New York, viewed 26 September 2020, .
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      Jill Bialosky. Asylum : A Personal, Historical, Natural Inquiry in 103 Lyric Sections. Vol. First edition, Knopf, 2020. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2293110.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Jill Bialosky. Asylum : A Personal, Historical, Natural Inquiry in 103 Lyric Sections. Vol. First edition. New York: Knopf, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2293110.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Jill Bialosky. Asylum : A Personal, Historical, Natural Inquiry in 103 Lyric Sections [Internet]. Vol. First edition. New York: Knopf; 2020 [cited 2020 Sep 26]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2293110