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Loose Strife

Loose Strife

quan barry
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    Loose Strife
    Book Description:

    In poems initially inspired by Aeschylus' fifth-century B.C. trilogy "The Oresteia," which chronicles the fall of the House of Atreides,Loose Strifeinvestigates the classical sense of loose strife, namely "to loose battle" or "sow chaos," a concept which is still very much with us more than twenty-five hundred years later.

    eISBN: 978-0-8229-8038-4
    Subjects: Language & Literature

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  1. loose strife [“Somebody says draw a map”]
    (pp. 3-4)
  2. loose strife [“Listen closely as I sing this”]
    (pp. 5-6)
  3. loose strife [“Afterward one woman says”]
    (pp. 7-7)
  4. loose strife [“As in loosely inspired by Aeschylus’s”]
    (pp. 8-8)
  5. loose strife [“It seemed to come out rear first”]
    (pp. 9-9)
  6. loose strife [“When he comes to the gate”]
    (pp. 10-11)
  7. loose strife [“Even Homer recognizes the barbarism of the act”]
    (pp. 12-13)
  8. loose strife [“Leonine”]
    (pp. 14-14)
  9. loose strife [“I will not say its name”]
    (pp. 15-16)
  10. loose strife [“When I first learned”]
    (pp. 19-19)
  11. loose strife [“Say, when we woke”]
    (pp. 21-22)
  12. loose strife [“Nights in the loft”]
    (pp. 23-23)
  13. loose strife [“At dinner the following night”]
    (pp. 24-25)
  14. loose strife [“There in the clouds”]
    (pp. 26-26)
  15. loose strife [“At ninety-seven Mimi says”]
    (pp. 30-30)
  16. variation [“Another example of this inability”]
    (pp. 31-31)
  17. variation [“Conversely the conclusion of Stanislaw Lem’s 1961 novel”]
    (pp. 32-32)
  18. craft [“The first great poet”]
    (pp. 33-35)
  19. The Lord be with you but not also with you
    (pp. 36-37)
  20. craft [“The man in the Hawaiian shirt”]
    (pp. 41-44)
  21. loose strife [“Embarrassingly it was just outside the tunnels”]
    (pp. 45-46)
  22. Someone once said we were put on this earth to witness and testify
    (pp. 47-48)
  23. Abortion on demand and without apology
    (pp. 49-50)
  24. loose strife [“Everyone dreams of being harmed”]
    (pp. 51-52)
  25. They say she went out through the living room window
    (pp. 53-53)
  26. loose strife [“Some critics say”]
    (pp. 54-54)
  27. loose strife [“Everywhere in the seven seas”]
    (pp. 55-55)
  28. loose strife [“We are not allowed that”]
    (pp. 56-62)