Deaf Republic by Ilya Kaminsky


Deaf Republic by Ilya Kaminsky
Authors: Ilya Kaminsky
Year: 2018
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Language: english
ISBN 13: 9781555978808
ISBN 10: 1555978800
Categorie: Sign Language

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Deaf Republic Ilya Kaminsky
Longlisted for the National Book Award for Poetry
Ilya Kaminsky’s astonishing parable in poems asks us, What is silence?
Deaf Republic opens in an occupied country in a time of political unrest. When soldiers breaking up a protest kill a deaf boy, Petya, the gunshot becomes the last thing the citizens hear—they all have gone deaf, and their dissent becomes coordinated by sign language. The story follows the private lives of townspeople encircled by public violence: a newly married couple, Alfonso and Sonya, expecting a child; the brash Momma Galya, instigating the insurgency from her puppet theater; and Galya’s girls, heroically teaching signing by day and by night luring soldiers one by one to their deaths behind the curtain. At once a love story, an elegy, and an urgent plea, Ilya Kaminsky’s long-awaited Deaf Republic confronts our time’s vicious atrocities and our collective silence in the face of them.
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Poetry – European Poetry
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Deaf Republic by Ilya Kaminsky

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