A Cruelty Special to Our Species

Poems
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Author(s): Emily Jungmin Yoon
Genre: Poetry
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Product Number: DD40049
Released: Sep 18, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781982551919
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A piercing debut collection of poems exploring gender, race, and violence from a sensational new talent. In her arresting collection, urgently relevant for our times, poet Emily Jungmin Yoon confronts the histories of sexual violence against women, focusing in particular on Korean so-called A??comfort women,A? women who were forced into sexual labor in Japanese-occupied territories during World War II. In wrenching language, A Cruelty Special to Our Species unforgettably describes the brutalities of war and the fear and sorrow of those whose lives and bodies were swept up by a colonizing power, bringing powerful voice to an oppressed group of people whose histories have often been erased and overlooked. A??What is a body in a stolen country,A? Yoon asks. A??What is right in war.A? Moving readers through time, space, and different cultures, and bringing vivid life to the testimonies and confessions of the victims,Yoon takes possession of a painful and shameful history even while unearthing moments of rare beauty in acts of resistance and resilience, and in the instinct to survive and bear witness.

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Author(s): Emily Jungmin Yoon
Genre: Poetry
Product Number EB00716908
Released: Sep 18, 2018
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Ecco
ISBN: #9780062843692

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