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Persephone in America

by Alison Townsend

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Published by Crab Orchard Review, Southern Illinois University Press in Carbondale .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementAlison Townsend.
SeriesCrab Orchard series in poetry
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3620.O957 P47 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16992280M
ISBN 100809328968
ISBN 109780809328963
LC Control Number2008031313
OCLC/WorldCa234234186

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"The Exhibition of Persephone Q is an intimate, precise first novel, in turns funny and unsparing." —Alyssa Favreau, Hazlitt "Set against post-9/11 madness, The Exhibition of Persephone Q is a tantalizing debut novel of the pleasant desire of losing and finding one’s self in . The Kiss and Persephone in America are both steeped in oral culture, as are the originating stories which inspire their imagery. Greek myths, European folk tales, and fairy tales all have their roots in oral traditions or spoken/sung performances, though written versions of many of the stories persist to present day.

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Originally published in French, the graphic memoir has been translated to many other Creator: Marjane Satrapi.

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