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Annotated Glass Alyse Knorr

Annotated Glass

Alyse Knorr

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ISBN : 9781940092010
Paperback
66 pages
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Brian Teare, author of Companion Grasses, says this of the book:Inside every intimate relationship, Alyse Knorr argues, lies a land of the imagination known only to those in relation. Her beautiful and wise Annotated Glass follows its protagonist,MoreBrian Teare, author of Companion Grasses, says this of the book:Inside every intimate relationship, Alyse Knorr argues, lies a land of the imagination known only to those in relation. Her beautiful and wise Annotated Glass follows its protagonist, Alice, into and out of lands invented in childhood and adolescence, between family members and lovers, uncovering in each situation and between each of its characters “a network of nerves speaking each to each.” The beauty of Knorr’s writing lives in these electric connections, the way Alice’s desire for her lover Jenny runs—a “current on my tongue like the inside/of a star.” But the wisdom of Annotated Glass lies in its ability to describe the loss not only of family and lovers but also the imaginative landscapes that remain behind when they do. Knorr captures each elegiac departure with images of startling clarity and ambient texture: yellow tractors mowing/fields of sunflowers whose faces/have turned black. This is a first book of rare real power and insight.