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The Riots free pdf Constantly surprising, these personal essays explore the attractions and dangers of intimacy and the violence that often arises in close relationships. Deulen's artful storytelling and dialogue also draw the reader into complicated questions about class, race, and gender. In "Aperture," she considers how she has contributed to her autistic brother's isolation from family and from the world. "Theft" investigates her mother's romantic stories about conquistadors in the context of the Mexican heritage of her biracial family. Throughout the collection Deulen experiments formally, alternating traditional narrative with "still life" essays and collages that characterise a particular time, place, and sensibility. Deulen is remarkable in her ability to present her own confusion and culpability, and she also writes with compassion for others, such as her own suicidal and unpredictable father or a boy in her class who sets the teacher's hair on fire. In part because she herself so poorly fits the identities she might be assigned--white in appearance, she is in fact half Latina- raised in a poor neighbourhood, she has acquired an education associated with the middle class--Deulen sees "otherness" as a useless category and the enemy of intimacy, which she embraces despite its risks. The Riots seeks to create what Frost called "a momentary stay against confusion," and Deulen investigates her own act of creation even as she uses the craft of writing to put parentheses around the chaos of continuous living.

About Danielle Cadena Deulen

Danielle Cadena Deulen currently lives in Cincinnati where she is an assistant professor of poetry at the University of Cincinnati. Her essays are forthcoming in The Iowa Review and American Literary Review . Her poetry collection Lovely Asunder received the Miller Williams Arkansas Poetry Prize and was recently published by the University of Arkansas Press. Learn more at www.danielledeulen.com

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Author : Danielle Cadena Deulen
Publisher : University of Georgia Press
Data Published : 30 August 2014
ISBN : 0820339725
EAN : 9780820339726
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 200 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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