Root River Return

David Kherdian

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Root River Return

Root River Return In his long anticipated poetic memoir internationally acclaimed author and poet David Kherdian continues his poetic reflections focusing on the city of his youth Racine Wisconsin during the s

  • Title: Root River Return
  • Author: David Kherdian
  • ISBN: 9780990820024
  • Page: 135
  • Format: Paperback
  • In his long anticipated poetic memoir, internationally acclaimed author and poet David Kherdian continues his poetic reflections, focusing on the city of his youth, Racine, Wisconsin during the 1930 s and 40 s The poems and prose explore the bittersweet childhood and adolescence of the now 84 year old author a time when the second generation of Armenian Americans experieIn his long anticipated poetic memoir, internationally acclaimed author and poet David Kherdian continues his poetic reflections, focusing on the city of his youth, Racine, Wisconsin during the 1930 s and 40 s The poems and prose explore the bittersweet childhood and adolescence of the now 84 year old author a time when the second generation of Armenian Americans experienced not only the Depression and the war years, but also the anguish of dual identity, deracination, and discrimination Meanwhile their impoverished parents, mostly peasants from the old country, were going through the trauma of genocide memories and survival in a strange land The poems and prose of Root River Return spring from an ancient tradition and bear its stain The poems are filtered through Kherdian s sensibilities that are uniquely Armenian, but welded to an American tongue and the solid background of his Midwestern beginnings Kherdian addresses his life through these poems, digging beneath the events.

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      Published :2019-01-03T00:14:05+00:00

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    1. R.L. on said:

      I am a relative latecomer to David Kherdian’s poetry and prose, having read his "Seeds of Light" only about a year ago. But this was not my first encounter with this author’s work as I had previously read his book "On a Spaceship with Beelzebub", Kherdian’s personal account of his spiritual journey (Beelzebub is a mythological angel working his way back to God). I discovered Kherdian’s poetry by way of the recommendation of a good friend who saw him read at a humanities conference in my [...]

    2. Donna Merritt on said:

      David Kherdian comes home to Racine, WI, and to his boyhood in ROOT RIVER RETURN. It's a mix of poetry and short essays, a combination I find particularly appealing, separated into sections. David's poems have an intense honesty as he tries to establish his own identity. Is he Armenian or American? Neither? Both? His parents don't want him to forget his Armenian roots, and while David rebels against being labeled as such and attempts to block out what they try to help him understand about their [...]

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