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Dothead: Poems

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781101947074
Author(s): Amit Majmudar
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2016
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Dimensions: 180 x 234 x 18 (w x l x h)
Pages: 120

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A captivating, no-holds-barred collection of new poems from an acclaimed poet and novelist with a fierce and original voice 'Dothead' is an exploration of selfhood both intense and exhilarating. Within the first pages, Amit Majmudar asserts the claims of both the self and the other: the title poem shows us the place of an Indian American teenager in the bland surround of a mostly white peer group, partaking of imagery from the poet s Hindu tradition; the very next poem is a fanciful autobiography, relying for its imagery on the religious tradition of Islam. From poems about the treatment at the airport of people who look like Majmudar ( my dark unshaven brothers / whose names overlap with the crazies and God fiends ) to a long, freewheeling abecedarian poem about Adam and Eve and the discovery of oral sex, 'Dothead' is a profoundly satisfying cultural critique and a thrilling experiment in language. United across a wide range of tones and forms, the poems inhabit and explode multiple perspectives, finding beauty in every one.'

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