By John Z. Guzlowski,Charles Adès Fishman
"A searing memoir." — Shelf Awareness
"Powerful...Deserves awareness and excessive regard." — Kevin Stein, Poet Laureate of Illinois
"Devastating, different collection." — Foreword Reviews
"Gut-wrenching narrative lyric poems." — Publishers Weekly
"Taut...beautifully realized." — international Literature Today
In this significant travel de strength, John Guzlowski lines the arc of 1 of the hundreds of thousands of immigrant households of the US, consequently, survivors of the maelstrom of worldwide conflict II. Watch the publication trailer at www.polww2.com/EchoesTrailer
Raw, eloquent, nuanced, intimate—Guzlowski illuminates the numerous faces of battle, the toll it takes on blameless civilians, and the ways that the trauma echoes down via generations.
His narrative constitution mirrors the fractured dislocation skilled by way of warfare refugees. via a haunting college of jagged fragments—poems, prose and prose poems, frozen moments of time, occasionally dreamlike and surreal, different occasions lifelike and graphic—Guzlowski weaves a robust tale with affects at degrees either seen and refined. the result's a deeper, extra visceral figuring out than might have been completed via descriptive narrative alone.
This is the tale of Guzlowski’s relations: his mom and dad, survivors of the conflict, taken as slave workers through the Germans; his sister and himself, born quickly after the struggle in Displaced people camps in Germany; the family’s first days in the United States, and later their buddies in the United States, a few dysfunctional and misplaced, a few suggest, a few worrying and sort; and the relationships among and between them all.
As Guzlowski unfolds the tale backwards via time, he seduces us into taking the adventure with him. alongside the best way, the transformative energy of the artistic method turns into obvious. Guzlowski’s writing is helping him uncouple from the trauma of the prior, and whilst presents a pathway for popularity and reconciliation along with his parents.
Ultimately, then, it is a tale of healing.
Because the USA is a land of immigrants with myriad and sundry pasts, Guzlowski’s tale may perhaps mirror items of your individual family’s background, notwithstanding info will in fact vary. whatever comparable can also be the hidden tale of 1 of your folks, or a colleague at paintings, or the revenues clerk or waiter who serves you one day…or even, like Guzlowski, your professor of English literature.
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Echoes of Tattered Tongues: Memory Unfolded by John Z. Guzlowski,Charles Adès Fishman