The Diviners

The Diviners

by Robert McDowell


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A book-length poem that brilliantly reinvents narrative poetry, The Diviners is a single poem divided into five chapters, each a different decade. McDowell relates the most crucial developments in each decade spanning from the 1950 through 1990s, of the shared lives of Al, Eleanor, and their son, Tom. The Diviners records in blank verse the family's beginnings, their growth, their problems, their separation, and their ultimate reunion. The events that follow the intertwined lives of the characters illustrate the endless capacity for human empathy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781586540579
Publisher: Red Hen Press
Publication date: 04/09/2019
Pages: 100
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Chapter 1 The Fifties 17

Chapter 2 The Sixties 31

Chapter 3 The Seventies 43

Chapter 4 The Eighties 55

Chapter 5 The Nineties 69

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