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crossings What would the water have been without these indelible stains— slaves heaving dead slaves overboard while the ship cleaves its cargo to port; and north of that middle course this other, likewise riding west: refugees, brutalized, abandoned, bones gnawed by the dogs of famine? Each changes the habit of mind out of its distance, unheard, until what’s made returns to emend what it is, and its origins. The sea from its luminous east churns in the length of its chains. This ocean bears more than stars on the cold aesthetics of the waves. ...

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ISBN
9780268093754
Related ISBN
9780268042370
MARC Record
OCLC
794700745
Pages
424
Launched on MUSE
2012-02-08
Language
English
Open Access
No
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