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Don't Let Me Be Lonely

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Nonfiction: Poetry
Unabridged   2.5 hour(s)
Publication date: 11/09/2021

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Don't Let Me Be Lonely

An American Lyric

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Digital Download ISBN:9781696606738

Summary

The award-winning poet Claudia Rankine, well known for her experimental multigenre writing, fuses the lyric and the essay in this politically and morally fierce examination of solitude in the rapacious and media-driven assault on selfhood that is contemporary America.

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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 and the essay 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 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.

Reviews/Praise

Don’t Let Me Be Lonely is a book that refuses the safe distance of being a spectator to the lives of others―as well as to our own.”―The Rumpus

Author Bio

Claudia Rankine is the author of several books, including Just Us: An American Conversation and Citizen: An American Lyric. She is a former MacArthur Fellow and professor at Yale University, and is currently a professor of creative writing at New York University.