Lost and Gone Away

Lost and Gone Away

Book - 2015
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"Between 2010 and 2014, award-winning poet Lynn Jenner made several emotional and intellectual investigations. Lost and Gone Away is the literary record of these: a fascinating, four-part hybrid of memoir, essays, prose poems and poetry. Through the book Jenner considers losses both small and enormous - that of an object, a loved one, a world and its literature, entire communities - but perhaps her ultimate subject is the act of searching itself. In the first section's gripping narrative, Jenner tries to locate a small but important object lost in the 2011 Christchurch earthquake. The stakes are raised and emotions deepen as the book goes on. In its third section, loved ones are missing, and attention radiates out from that epicentre of loss, the Point Last Seen, from which all searches begin. Finally, quietly, devastatingly, in the fourth section ('I ring the bell anyway') Jenner explores how one might think and write about the Holocaust, from far away. The cumulative result is a fresh, sobering and searching intellectual journey - asking many questions and coming to few conclusions. It is a tremendously powerful work of creative nonfiction"--Publisher information.
Publisher: Auckland :, Auckland University Press,, 2015.
ISBN: 9781869408404
Branch Call Number: 821.92 JEN
Characteristics: 278 pages :,illustrations ;,21 cm

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