The Book of A Hundred Hands

The Book of A Hundred Hands

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Unknown - 2005
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The hand is second only to language in defining the human being, and its constant presence makes it a ready reminder of our humanity, with all its privileges and obligations. In this dazzling collection, Cole Swensen explores the hand from any angle approachable by language and art. Her hope: to exhaust the hand as subject matter; her joy: the fact that she couldn & rsquo; t. These short poems reveal the hand from a hundred different perspectives. Incorporating sign language, drawing manuals, paintings from the 14th to the 20th century, shadow puppets, imagined histories, positions (the & ldquo; han.
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©2005.
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1 online resource (125 pages).

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