Oct 24, 2020
Separation: A History
Posted by Christine Chia

The sequel to The Law of Second Marriages, the best selling and critically acclaimed poetry book by Christine With terrifying sparseness and intensity , as Cyril Wong observes, Christine threads together stories of the Separation between Singapore and Malaysia with the separation between her parents Her searing vision, ambitious and intimate, opens up emotional spaces iThe sequel to The Law of Second Marriages, the best selling and critically acclaimed poetry book by Christine With terrifying sparseness and intensity , as Cyril Wong observes, Christine threads together stories of the Separation between Singapore and Malaysia with the separation between her parents Her searing vision, ambitious and intimate, opens up emotional spaces in unlikely places.

  • Title: Separation: A History
  • Author: Christine Chia
  • ISBN: 9789810913717
  • Page: 441
  • Format: Paperback
  • Separation A History The sequel to The Law of Second Marriages the best selling and critically acclaimed poetry book by Christine With terrifying sparseness and intensity as Cyril Wong observes Christine threads toget

    Alvin

    Sat down and read Christine Chia s new volume of verse, SEPARATION A HISTORY Ethos Books, 2014 , in one sitting.A bold juxtaposition of family dynamics at the individual and national levels, it succeeds but for a few oddly placed poems perhaps filler in evoking a sort of stereoscopic vision, with the reader having to hold both scales in mind at the same time The big picture never quite resolves clearly but this astigmatic effect is perhaps not inappropriate for a collection about the disjunctive [...]


    Cheyenne Phillips

    I really needed to step away from the book so many times because there was so much raw emotion just spilling onto the pages It was incredibly moving and if I had the guts to face all the emotion in one go, it would have been done in one siting.



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