Modern Life

Modern Life
Pages:
80
Genre:
Published:
October 2nd 2007 by Graywolf Press
Goodreads Rating:
4.00
ISBN13:
9781555974800
ISBN10:
1555974805
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Language

Matthea Harvey's Modern Life introduces a new voice that tries to exist in the gray area between good and evil, love and hate. In the central sequences, "The Future of Terror" and "The Terror of the Future," Harvey imagines citizens and soldiers at the end of their wits at the impending end of the world. Her prose pieces and lyrics examine the divided, halved self in poems about centaurs, ship figureheads, and a robot boy. Throughout, Harvey's signature wit and concision show us the double-sided nature of reality, of what we see and what we know.