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Blue-Tail Fly (Made in Michigan Writers Series)

  • Author:Vievee Francis
  • Brand:Brand: Wayne State University Press
  • Category:Book
  • List Price: $15.95
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  • Seller:TextbookX
  • Sales Rank:733,357
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Pages:88
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.3
  • Dimensions (in):9 x 6.1 x 0.3
  • Publication Date:March 21, 2006
  • ISBN:0814333230
  • EAN:9780814333235
  • ASIN:0814333230
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Synopsis

The title of Blue-Tail Fly comes from an antebellum song commonly known as "Jimmy Crack Corn." The blue-tail fly is a supposedly insignificant creature that bites the horse that bucks and kills the master. In this collection, poet Vievee Francis gives voice to "outsiders"-from soldiers and common folk to leading political figures-who play the role of the blue-tail fly in the period of American history between the Mexican American War and the Civil War. Through a diverse range of styles, characters, and emotions, Francis's poems consider the demands of war, protest and resistance to it, and the cross-cultural exchanges of wartime.

More than a narrowly themed text, Blue-Tail Fly is a book of balances, weighing the give-and-take of people and cultures in the arena of war. For lovers of poetry and those interested in American history, Blue-Tail Fly will illustrate the complexities of the American past and future.


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