Title The Bad Wife Handbook.
Book Condition Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book.
Edition First Edition.
Publisher Wesleyan University Press: 2007.
0819568465 / 9780819568465
Seller ID 50792X3
A courageous and innovative ode to monogamy and its challenges. Rachel Zucker's third book of poems is a darkly comic collection that looks unsparingly at the difficulties and compromises of married life. Formally innovative and blazingly direct, The Bad Wife Handbook cross-examines marriage, motherhood, monogamy, and writing itself. Rachel Zucker's upending of grammatical and syntactic expectations lends these poems an urgent richness and aesthetic complexity that mirrors the puzzles of real life. Candid, subversive, and genuinely moving, The Bad Wife Handbook is an important portrait of contemporary marriage and the writing life, of emotional connection and disconnection, of togetherness and aloneness. The Table of Contents of this book is as follows: Monogamist • The Museum of Accidents • Codary • The Secret Room • Firmament • Monogamist • Galaxies Rushing Away • Axon, Dendrite, Rain • Rhyme, Lascivious Matchmaker • Hermeneutic • The Tell • Where I Went Instead of Paris • Wife, Wife, Duck • It Took 24 Hours to Make the Moon • Alluvial • Monogamist • My Beautiful Wickedness • Floating Wick in Petrol • Bridle • Thought, Antithoughts • Sex • What is Not Science is Art is Nature • Freud Had Sex But Jung Had God • Squirrel in a Palm Tree • Annunciation • The Rise and Fall of the Central Dogma • Autographies • Acknowledgments & Notes. Rachel Zucker is the author of The Last Clear Narrative (2004) and Eating in the Underworld (2003), and winner of the Barrow Street Poetry Prize and the Center for Book Arts Award. "I love this book's fearless engagement with the impossibility of marriage; gorgeously Zucker combines prosaic thoroughness with stopped-time incandescence. If The Bad Wife Handbook is the manifesto for a new movement, sign me up!"—Wayne Koestenbaum, author of Best-Selling Jewish Porn Films: New Poems
(Key Words: Rachel Zucker, Marriage, Poetry).