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Transmigration explores many kinds of journeys in, through and after death: the journey of a self from one gender to the next; the journey of the soul in and out of flesh; the journey of a marriage into and out of love; the journey of a body from amputation to wholeness. Boiling human existence down to love, wish and desperation, Joy (formerly Jay) Ladin cobbles many materials shreds of Cosmo Girl, metaphysics and how-to text, intimate moments and moments of despair into a halting, sometimes faltering path from a life that is unlivable to life that is fully lived.
Sheep Meadow Press, 9781931357692, 78pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2009
About the Author
JOY LADIN holds the David and Ruth Gottesman Chair in English at Stern College of Yeshiva University. Her books include Alternatives to History and The Book of Anna (both available from Sheep Meadow Press). She has been the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship, an American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship, and a nomination for Pushcart Prize in Poetry.
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