PoemsUnknown - 2011
The pervasive theme throughout Whitethorn is that human suffering may be irremediable, yet in nature and language one may find a key to unlock the mysteries of sorrow. Osherow searches for that cipher by exploring a range of suffering, from the personal to the historical and cultural. In the poem ôOrders of Infinityö she visits Treblinka and, in her inability to count the headstones or quantify the real loss of the Holocaust, recalls an infinity of unfinished lives, ôundreamed daydreams, mute conversations, ungratified indulgences, failed hints . . .ö A book of enormous scope and emotional int.
Publisher: Baton Rouge, La. : Louisiana State University Press, ©2011.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (82 pages).