Domestic Violence by Eavan Boland

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“A poet at the peak of her power . . . one of Ireland’s greatest, and among the best writing in English anywhere.”—Booklist

These are poems about the charged spaces in which people live, about the interiors where seductions, quarrels, memories, and griefs occur. A marriage is a window for outward violence; a painted cup becomes a theater for a long love; in an ordinary room a mythic violation takes place.

About Eavan Boland

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Eavan Boland, author of, most recently, "The Lost Land", is professor of English at Stanford University.
Published January 1, 2007 by PAUL & CO+. 64 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Computers & Technology. Fiction

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Vivid and passionate, if at times repetitive, Boland's 10th book of verse returns to familiar subjects: Irish landscapes, seascapes and townscapes, erotic passion and persistent anger between men and women, households that carry the weight of an unjust history, and Boland's own hopes to make that...

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some beloved older woman—like “the bolt of silk / you once brought home and / rolled out on a table, showing / the gloomy color pewter becomes / by candlelight.” At times she’s even playfully conversational, as in “Atlantis—A Lost Sonnet,” when she remembers wondering how a whole city could disap...

May 11 2007 | Read Full Review of Domestic Violence: Poems

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