Dothead

Dothead

Poems

Book - 2016
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"Dothead is an exploration of selfhood both intense and exhilarating. Within the first pages, Amit Majmudar asserts the claims of both the self and the other: the title poem shows us the place of an Indian American teenager in the bland surround of a mostly white peer group, partaking of imagery from the poets Hindu tradition; the very next poem is a fanciful autobiography, relying for its imagery on the religious tradition of Islam. From poems about the treatment at the airport of people who look like Majmudar ('my dark unshaven brothers / whose names overlap with the crazies and God fiends') to a long, freewheeling abecedarian poem about Adam and Eve and the discovery of oral sex, Dothead is a profoundly satisfying cultural critique and a thrilling experiment in language. United across a wide range of tones and forms, the poems inhabit and explode multiple perspectives, finding beauty in every one." --
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781101947098
1101947098
9781101947074
1101947071
Branch Call Number: 811.6 M2884D 2016
Characteristics: ix, 104 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Majmudar, Amit Poems

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