Wade in the Water download free [PDF and Ebook] by Tracy K. Smith

Wade in the Water download free [PDF and Ebook] by Tracy K. Smith year 2018
  • Book name: Wade in the Water
  • Author: Tracy K. Smith
  • Release date: 2018/3/21
  • Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS LTD
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Society and Social Sciences
  • ISBN: 9780141987842
  • Rating: 8.73 of 10
  • Votes: 153
  • Review by: Sullivan Garcia
  • Review rating: 8.49 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/11
  • Total pages: 96
  • Includes a PDF summary of 8 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: SHORTLISTED FOR THE FORWARD PRIZE FOR BEST COLLECTION 2018Even the men in black armor, the onesJangling handcuffs and keys, what elseAre they so buffered against, if not love's bladeSizing up the heart's familiar meat?In Wade in the Water, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tracy K. Smith's signature voice - inquisitive, lyrical and wry - turns over what it means to be a citizen, a mother and an artist in a culture arbitrated by wealth, men and violence. The various connotations of the title, taken from a spiritual once sung on the Underground Railroad which smuggled slaves to safety in 19th-century America, resurface throughout the book, binding past and present together. Collaged voices and documents recreate both the correspondence between slave owners and the letters sent home by African Americans enlisted in the US Civil War. Survivors' reports attest to the experiences of recent immigrants and refugees. Accounts of near-death experiences intertwine with the modern-day fallout of a corporation's illegal pollution of a major river and the surrounding land; and, in a series of beautiful lyrical pieces, the poet's everyday world and the growth and flourishing of her daughter are observed with a tender and witty eye. Marrying the contemporary and the historical to a sense of the transcendent, haunted and holy, this is a luminous book by one of America's essential poets.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 4H14M24S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Slavery & Abolition Of Slavery, Poetry By Individual Poets, Civil Rights & Citizenship, American Civil War
  • Available formats: TCR, SNB, TXT, TXTz, EPUB, PDF, WORD, DOC. Compressed in RAR, ALZ, TBZ2, LZO, ZIP
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 9.58 USD
  • Dimensions: 129x198x6mm
  • Weight: 96g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom
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