Don't Let Me Be Lonely
Don't Let Me Be Lonely
An American Lyric
Claudia Rankine

In this powerful sequence of TV images and essay, Claudia Rankine explores the personal and political unrest of our volatile new century

I forget things too. It makes me sad. Or it makes
me the saddest. The sadness is not really about
George W. or our American optimism; the
sadness lives in the recognition that a life can
not matter.

The award-winning poet Claudia Rankine, well known for her experimental multigenre writing, fuses the lyric, the essay, and the visual in this politically and morally fierce examination of solitude in the rapacious and media-driven assault on selfhood that is contemporary America. With wit and intelligence, Rankine strives toward an unprecedented clarity-of thought, imagination, and sentence-making-while arguing that recognition of others is the only salvation for ourselves, our art, and our government.

Don't Let Me Be Lonely is an important new confrontation with our culture, with a voice at its heart bewildered by its inadequacy in the face of race riots, terrorist attacks, medicated depression, and the antagonism of the television that won't leave us alone.

Title Don't Let Me Be Lonely
Subtitle An American Lyric
Author Claudia Rankine
Publisher Graywolf Press
Title First Published 30 August 2004
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 168 p.
ISBN-10 1555974074
ISBN-13 9781555974077
Publication Date 30 August 2004
Main content page count 168
Weight 16 oz.

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