Polynomials and Pollen: Parables, Proverbs, Paradigms, and Praise for Lois
A gift for his wife, Jay Wright's Polynomials and Pollen explores the complementary exigencies of abstraction and physicality. In five sections, each arranged under the aegis of a tutelary concept—from the Yoruba, Akan, Bamana, and Náhuatl—the book is a constellation of protophilosophical inquiry into notions of order, disarray, evidence, flowering, and return; it is also a dynamically visceral work whose feelingtones register rage as well as devotion.
Title Polynomials and Pollen: Parables, Proverbs, Paradigms, and Praise for Lois
Author Jay Wright
Title First Published 21 April 2008
Nb of pages 130 p.
Publication Date 21 April 2008
Nb of pages 130
List Price $12.95
The fothergilla major
device for spring.
Wright invites us to roam the cultures of the transatlantic world, to speak and know many tongues, to partake of the rituals through which we may be initiated into modes of individual and communal enhancement. In yet another age of great uncertainty, Wright enables us to imagine that breaking the vessels of the past is more an act of uncovering than of sheer destruction, and that we need not necessarily choose between an intellectual and a spiritual life, for both can still be had. -Robert B. Stepto
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Genres : Fiction : African-American
Genres : Poetry
Countries : United States of America