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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12  ·  rating details  ·  16 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Increase is Lia Purpura’s chronicle of her pregnancy, the birth of her son, Joseph, and the first year of his life. She recounts her journey with the heightened awareness of a mother-to-be and through the eyes of a poet, from the moment she confirms her pregnancy as “A blue X slowly crosses itself, first one arm, then the other in the small white window of the test,” throu...more
Hardcover, 152 pages
Published September 1st 2000 by University of Georgia Press (first published July 31st 2000)
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Andrea
This is a beautiful book, but that goes without saying, because it was written by Lia Prupura. This book, when read by the right person, at the right time, is easily 5 stars. But for me, it wasn't either of these things, so it gets 3 stars for being an excellent book, but just not for me. It was too lyrical for me to read while I'm in the midst of so much life stuff going on - I wanted to hurry the reading too much, and that isn't something that you should do when reading lyric essays. Lyric ess...more
Amy
Lia Purpura could write about dental tape and I'd be interested in it—for her angle of perspective, the texture of her syntax, the way the mouth becomes “any mouth” in the holy repetition of that code of human language: “the shout comes, the chant, tune and refrain: these words are the world.” And what a world, another and yet the same. Had I read a book like hers when I was nineteen, would it have seemed more possible for a woman to be a writer and a mother? A professional with a life of the mi...more
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