Plot

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Grove/Atlantic, Inc., Dec 1, 2007 - Poetry - 96 pages
Her third collection of poetry, Claudia Rankine's Plot is original and enchanting, and the language, as in her acclaimed The End of the Alphabet, never ceases to startle and confront. Plot is a postmodern dialogue about pregnancy and childbirth. Liv, the expectant mother, and her husband, Erland, find themselves propelled into one of our most basic plots -- boy loves girl, girl gets pregnant. Liv's respect for life, however, makes her reluctant to bring a new life into the world. The couple's electrifying journey is charted through dreams, conversations, and reflections. A text like no other, it crosses genres, existing at times in poetry, at times in dialogue and prose, in order to arrive at new life and baby Ersatz. This stunning, avant-garde performance enacts what it means to be human, and to invest in humanity.
 

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Reading Rankine reminds me not to give oneself up easily. Her writing does not give itself up easily. Plot is ostensibly the narrative of a pregnancy and a birth; a couple, Liv and Erland await their ... Read full review

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CLAUDIA RANKINE was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and educated at Williams College and Columbia University. She is the author of the prize-winning collection Nothing in Nature Is Private and The End of the Alphabet. Her work has appeared in many magazines, including Boston Review, The Kenyon Review, and The Southern Review. She teaches at Barnard College and lives in New York.

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