Measures of Expatriation (Record no. 11248)

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020 ## - INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER
International Standard Book Number 9781784101688
082 ## - DEWEY DECIMAL CLASSIFICATION NUMBER
Classification number 821.92
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Personal name Capildeo, Vahni
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245 10 - TITLE STATEMENT
Title Measures of Expatriation
260 ## - PUBLICATION, DISTRIBUTION, ETC.
Place of publication, distribution, etc. England;
Name of publisher, distributor, etc. Carcanet;
Date of publication, distribution, etc. 2016
300 ## - PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
Extent 127 Pages;
Other physical details Paperback
520 ## - SUMMARY, ETC.
Summary, etc. "Winner of the Forward Prize for Best Collection and Shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize (2016). In Measures of Expatriation Vahni Capildeo's poems and prose-poems speak of the complex alienation of the expatriate, and address wider issues around identity in contemporary Western society. Born in Trinidad and resident in the UK, Capildeo rejects the easy depiction of a person as a neat, coherent whole - pure is a strange word - embracing instead a pointilliste self, one grounded in complexity. In these texts sense and syntax are disrupted; languages rub and intersect; dream sequences, love poems, polylogues and borrowed words build into a precarious self-assemblage. 'Clich´┐Że', she writes, 'is spitting into the sea', and in this book poetry is still a place where words and names, with their power to bewitch and subjugate, may be disrupted, reclaimed. The politics of the body, and cultures of sexual objectification, gender inequality and casual racism, are the borders across which Capildeo homes, seeking the modest luxury of being 'looked at as if one is neutral ground'. In the end it is language itself, the determination to speak, to which the poet finds she belongs: 'Language is my home, I say; not one particular language'. Measures of Expatriation is in the vanguard of literature arising from the aftermath of Empire, with a fearless and natural complexity."--Amazon.co.uk.
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name entry element Prose poems, English.
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Topical term or geographic name entry element Expatriation
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Topical term or geographic name entry element Identity
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          Karachi Karachi In Store 04/08/2017 1 821.92 PKLC022711 16/11/2017 04/08/2017 Book Adult and Young Adult 15-17   1 06/10/2017
Withdrawn   Dewey Decimal Classification     Lahore Lahore Poetry and Drama 12/07/2017   821.92 PKLC020408 12/07/2017 12/07/2017 Book Adult and Young Adult 15-17 For Sale