Divide and Rule

Divide and Rule

Book - 2012 | 1st ed.
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In Divide and Rule , Walid Bitar delivers a sequence of dramatic monologues, variations on the theme of power, each in rhymed quatrains. Though the pieces grow out of Bitar's personal experiences over the last decade, both in North America and the Middle East, he is not primarily a confessional writer. His work might be called cubist, the perspectives constantly shifting, point followed by counterpoint, subtle phrase by savage outburst. Bitar's enigmatic speakers are partially rational creatures, have some need to explain, and may succeed in partially explaining, but, in the end, communication and subterfuge are inseparable - must, so to speak, co-exist.

Publisher: Toronto : Coach House Books, c2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781552452547
Branch Call Number: 811.54 BITAR
Characteristics: 64 p.


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Nov 28, 2012

I appreciated the change in perspectives, but at times it felt like I was reading an old copy of Mad Libs.

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