Why the House Is Made of Gingerbread: Poems pdf epub fb2

Why the House Is Made of Gingerbread: Poems by Ava Leavell Haymon pdf epub fb2

Why the House Is Made of Gingerbread: Poems Author: Ava Leavell Haymon
Title: Why the House Is Made of Gingerbread: Poems
ISBN: 0807135860
ISBN13: 978-0807135860
Other Formats: mbr lrf doc mobi
Pages: 72 pages
Publisher: LSU Press; 1 edition (March 1, 2010)
Language: English
Category: Literature & Fiction
Size PDF version: 1846 kb
Size EPUB version: 1800 kb
Subcategory: Poetry




In Ava Leavell Haymon's third collection, an unremarkable, harried, contemporary woman named Gretel finds herself at midlife overtaken by the Grimms' household tale "Hansel and Gretel." The violence and terror in that story supplant the memory of her own childhood, and the fairy tale retells itself in a sharp succession of surprising poems. The witch, the sugar house, Gretel's brother, her passive father, his cruel second wife, the sinister forest -- all these and more rise like jazz motifs to play themselves in the present. Addressing themes such as hunger, child abuse, betrayal, cannibalism, and murder in a tone by turns disturbing and humorous, Why the House Is Made of Gingerbread is most certainly not a book for children.