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Autobiography of a Wound (Paperback)

Poems

P&S History > Humanities > Poetry

Imprint: University of Pittsburgh Press
Series: Pitt Poetry Series
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9780822965671
Published: 4th September 2018
Casemate UK Academic

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In ancient fertility carvings, artists would drill holes into the woman’s body to signify penetrability, which is the basis of Autobiography of a Wound: allowing those wounds and puncture marks to speak through the fertility figures. The wounds are chronicled through letters and poems addressed to F (F stands for the fertility carvings themselves, which are being addressed as one unified deity), and A (Aphrodite, who is being referenced as a general deity of womanhood, a figurine that reappears throughout the poems, and a symbol that is referenced or portrayed in almost every fertility figurine or carving). Autobiography of a Wound reconstructs the narrative surrounding female pathos and the idea of the hysteric girl.

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