Red Rover

Red Rover

Book - 2008
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Red Rover is both the name of a children's game and a formless spirit, a god of release and permission, called upon in the course of that game. The "red rover" is also a thread of desire, and a clue to the forces of love and antipathy that shape our fate. In her most innovative work to date, award-winning poet and critic Susan Stewart remembers the antithetical forces--falling and rising, coming and going, circling and centering--revealed in such games and traces them out to many other cycles. Ranging among traditional, open, and newly-invented forms, and including a series of free translations of medieval dream visions and love poems, Red Rover begins as a historical meditation on our fall and grows into a song of praise for the green and turning world.

Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c2008.
ISBN: 9780226774541
0226774546
Branch Call Number: 811 STEWART
Characteristics: x, 105 p. ; 23 cm.

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