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Don’t Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric
by Claudia Rankine

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    Format: Paperback, 168 pages
    Classification: Nonfiction
    ISBN13: 9781555974077
    Imprint: Graywolf Press
    Publisher: Graywolf Press
    Parent Company: Graywolf Press
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    Book Description:
    In this powerful sequence of TV images and essay, Claudia Rankine explores the personal and political unrest of our volatile new century
    I forget things too. It makes me sad. Or it makes

    me the saddest. The sadness is not really about

    George W. or our American optimism; the

    sadness lives in the recognition that a life can

    not matter.
    The award-winning poet Claudia Rankine, well known for her experimental multigenre writing, fuses the lyric, the essay, and the visual in this politically and morally fierce examination of solitude in the rapacious and media-driven assault on selfhood that is contemporary America. With wit and intelligence, Rankine strives toward an unprecedented clarity-of thought, imagination, and sentence-making-while arguing that recognition of others is the only salvation for ourselves, our art, and our government.
    Don’t Let Me Be Lonely is an important new confrontation with our culture, with a voice at its heart bewildered by its inadequacy in the face of race riots, terrorist attacks, medicated depression, and the antagonism of the television that won’t leave us alone.

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