Controvertibles / Quan Barry.

In her poems, Barry examines cultural objects in front of new, disparate backdrops. Doug Flutie's famous Hail Mary pass and Rutger Hauer's role in "Blade Runner" are contextualized within the Tibetan Book of the Dead. Bob Beamon's world-record-setting long jump in the 1968 O...

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Main Author: Barry, Quan.
Format: Electronic
Language:English
Published: Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©2004.
Series:Pitt poetry series.
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Summary:In her poems, Barry examines cultural objects in front of new, disparate backdrops. Doug Flutie's famous Hail Mary pass and Rutger Hauer's role in "Blade Runner" are contextualized within the Tibetan Book of the Dead. Bob Beamon's world-record-setting long jump in the 1968 Olympics is slowed and examined in the style of The Matrix's revolutionary bullet time. Samantha Smith, Richard Nixon, the Shroud of Turin, Igor Stravinsky, the largo from Handel's Xerxes, the resurrection of Lazarus, and the groundbreaking 1984 Apple Computer Super Bowl commercial are among the many disparate people and objects Barry uses to explore the multifaceted nature of existence
Physical Description:1 online resource (61 pages)
Format:Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
ISBN:9780822980155
0822980150
Language:English.