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Kyrie : poems

Author: Ellen Bryant Voigt
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [1995] ©1995
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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In this mosaic of sonnets, Ellen Bryant Voigt takes on a monumental challenge: to conjure up the influenza pandemic of 1918-19, a harrowing but little-recorded event in history. Over twenty-five million lives were lost worldwide, half a million in the United States alone. Focusing first on a family and then branching out, Voigt includes the voices of a soldier writing home, his schoolteacher fiancee, orphaned  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen Bryant Voigt
ISBN: 0393037967 9780393037968 0393315614 9780393315615
OCLC Number: 31167810
Awards: Short-listed for National Book Critics Circle Award 1995
Description: 79 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Ellen Bryant Voigt.

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"Voigt's language dares to stir the dead, to remind us that we are temporary survivors."-Geoffrey Wolff  Read more...

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"[M]ajestic... Voigt inhabits, rather than simply 'tells,' the story of this great, but largely neglected epilogue to the Great War." -- Commonweal

 
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