Persephone in America

Persephone in America

eBook - 2009
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In Persephone in America, Alison Townsend deftly weaves autobiography with myth in this reinvention of the tale of Demeter and Persephone as seen from the modern woman's perspective. Fraught with emotional honesty, this captivating collection of lyrical and narrative poems chronicles the struggles of the figurative Persephone in three parts-the abduction, descent to the underworld, and return. Townsend turns a shrewd eye to her own experiences, as well as to the lives of other women, to offer an unflinching yet deeply compassionate exploration of such themes as girlhood and.
Publisher: Carbondale : Crab Orchard Review : Southern Illinois University Press, Ă2009
ISBN: 9780809386789
080938678X
0809328968
9780809328963
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiii, 110 pages)

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