Vox Angelica

Vox Angelica

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In Liu's text the ascent, the ecstatic apprehension of the divine (he is a religious poet, there are no two ways about it, though perhaps there are twenty) can be effected only by a demonic insistence upon abjection, upon the descent. He shrives himself, and his poems show the marks of the lash--they are the lash--and his vision is naturalized to a degree that would astonish his predecessors, that astonishes us. This is a shocking poetry, and the shock is not of recognition, but of estrangement. It makes an unfamiliar claim upon us, the claim of apostasy. --Richard Howard, from the forward
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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 137.16 x 210.82 x 5.08mm | 181.44g
  • Alicejamesbooks
  • Farmington, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0914086979
  • 9780914086970
  • 2,269,256

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