9780375710223-0375710221-Trouble in Mind

Trouble in Mind

ISBN-13: 9780375710223
ISBN-10: 0375710221
Author: Brock-Broido, Lucie
Publication date: 2005
Publisher: Knopf
Format: Paperback 88 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780375710223
ISBN-10: 0375710221
Author: Brock-Broido, Lucie
Publication date: 2005
Publisher: Knopf
Format: Paperback 88 pages

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Acknowledged authors Brock-Broido, Lucie wrote Trouble in Mind comprising 88 pages back in 2005. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0375710221 and 9780375710223. Since then Trouble in Mind textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.30 or rent at the marketplace.

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With Trouble in Mind, her long-awaited third collection, Lucie Brock-Broido has written her most exceptional poems to date. There is a new clarity to her work, a disquieting transparency, even in the midst of the wild thickets of language for which she is known. A poet “at the border of her own allegory,” Brock-Broido searches for a lexicon adequate to the extremities of experience–a quest that is as capricious as it is uncompromising. In the process, she reveals, unsparingly, things as they are. In “Pamphlet on Ravening” she recalls, “I was a hunger artist once, as well. / My bones had shone. / I had had rapture on my side.”The bookis laced with sequences: haunted, odd self-portraits; a succession of poems provoked by discarded titles by Wallace Stevens; an intermittent series of fractured and beguiling lyrics that she variously refers to as fragments, leaflets, and apologues.

Trouble in Mind is a book that astonishes us afresh at the agility and the uncanny will of language, which Brock-Broido is not afraid to follow where it may lead her: “That the name of bliss is only in the diminishing / (As far as possible) of pain. That I had quit / The quiet velvet cult of it, / Yet trouble came.” Even trouble, in Brock-Broido’s idiom, becomes something resplendent.

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