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The Descent of Alette (Inscribed) by  Alice Notley - Paperback - Signed First Edition - 1992 - from Derringer Books (SKU: 30421)

The Descent of Alette (Inscribed)

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The Descent of Alette (Inscribed)

by Notley, Alice

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New York: Penguin Books, 1992. First edition. Paperback. Near Fine. Trade paperbound original book. 150 pp. Called "a feminist epic" on the rear cover. Price sticker afixed to rear cover, else a fine copy. Paper lightly toned. This copy has been Briefly INSCRIBED by the author on the title page. A strangely uncommon book, especially when found signed.

Synopsis

Working in an avant-garde mode, Notley seeks epic stature literally and figuratively in this new collagelike work. Her underground world of subways and lost souls cannot escape comparison to Dante's Inferno but does have its own agenda, both feminist and personal. The multilayered depths are the first and last similarities between Dante and Notley. This epic is a story of transformation and travel, a journey of imagination that is firmly rooted in the reality of urban, modern living. War veterans, the mentally disturbed, homeless people--they are real witnesses and participants in our travel, and we deny or affirm their existence by passing or stopping for them when taking a train or bus. Notley uses this real experience to give strangers voice and to create exchanges so often feared in daily life. Using rhythmic units that resound like dialogue, Notley weaves a conversation of motion and mystery. Underlying Alette's heroic travel to confront the Tyrant who torments souls are keen observations about people and life struggles. Throughout this epic are brief and perceptive comments that restate universal truths and reinforce the urge toward all that is right. Janet St. John

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Bookseller
Derringer Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
30421
Title
The Descent of Alette (Inscribed)
Author
Notley, Alice
Format/binding
Paperback
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
First edition
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Penguin Books
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1992
Keywords
Poetry, Inscribed, New York School
Bookseller catalogs
Poetry Books; New York School Poetry;

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