Journals Higher Education



Published: 05 March 2010

64 Pages

5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches

ISBN: 9780823231997

Also Available As:

Bookseller Code (06)


Things That No Longer Delight Me

Leslie C. Chang and Foreword by Cornelius Eady

A Fordham University Press Publication

Things That No Longer Delight Me is a collection of poems about family and memory. This book is filled with objects. The author writes:I like objects for company,to decorate the plainest spaces, decorumandI amass details, jade bracelet, her animal-printdresses, an oval coral cameo.How do objects counter loneliness, she asks, and speak to us of how to behave?In Things That No Longer Delight Me, lyric is driven by a compulsion or need to collect, in order to make sense of the past and stay connected to it.And what if that connection were to be lost? Confronting loss, the book pieces together a family history from stories fragmented and overheard. It asks: What is hearsay and what is history?


Also of Interest