The Forest

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University of Chicago Press, Sep 1, 1995 - Poetry - 78 pages
3 Reviews
Susan Stewart plumbs human history in an attempt to articulate the way language, memory, and art join in evoking consciousness. The Forest is about violence and memory: the violence we do to our surroundings and to ourselves; and the propensity of the human mind to exploit and rationalize in its longing for truth.
  

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User Review  - Kent - Goodreads

Maybe it's because this is the first Susan Stewart book I read, and discussed at length with a workshop how it works as a book that I'm more attached to it. I'm reading Hass's essay about Lowell, and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Emily - Goodreads

I don't know that I would give this book a second's thought if it wasn't by the author of "On Longing," but it was characteristically lovely. Read full review

Contents

What haunts
3
The Forest
5
Slaughter
8
1931
17
1936
18
The Arbor 1937
19
The Violation 1942
25
The Gypsy 1946
26
We needed fire
37
Holswege
39
Nervous System
41
Medusa Anthology
46
May 1988
58
Lamentations
60
The Desert 19901993
66
The Meadow
74

The Coincidence 1956
29
The Spell
30
Cinder
35
Notes
77
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About the author (1995)

Susan Stewart is the Avalon Foundation University Professor in the Humanities and director of the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts at Princeton University. A former MacArthur fellow, she is the author of five earlier critical studies, including Poetry and the Fate of the Senses (2002), winner of the Christian Gauss award of the Phi Beta Kappa Society and the Truman Capote Award. She is also the author of five books of poems, most recently Red Rover (2008) and Columbarium (2003), winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. These titles, along with The Open Studio (2005) and The Forest (1995), are all published by the University of Chicago Press.

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