Things I have withheld : essays


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New York : Grove Press, 2021.
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xv, 208 pages ; 22 cm


"In this moving, critical, and lyrical collection of essays, by the acclaimed Forward Prize winner, Kei Miller explores the silences in which so many important things are kept. Miller examines the experience of discrimination through this silence and what it means to breach it-to risk words, to risk truth; and through the body and the histories those bodies inherit-the crimes that haunt them, and how the meanings of our bodies can shift as we move through the world, variously assuming privilege or victimhood. Through letters to James Baldwin, encounters with Soca, Carnival, family secrets, love affairs, questions of aesthetics, and more, Miller powerfully and imaginatively recounts everyday acts of racism and prejudice from a black, male, queer perspective. Through a disarmingly personal lens, this collection is an account of his experiences in Jamaica and Britain, working as an artist and intellectual, making friends and lovers, discovering the possibilities of music and dance, of literary criticism, culture, and storytelling. With both the epigrammatic concision and conversational cadence of his poetry and novels, Things I Have Withheld is a great artistic achievement: a work of innovation and beauty which challenges us to interrogate what seems unsayable and why-our actions, defense mechanisms, imaginations, and interactions-and those of the world around us"--,Provided by publisher.



APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Miller, K., & Miller, K. (2021). Things I have withheld: essays (First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.). Grove Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Miller, Kei and Kei. Miller. 2021. Things I Have Withheld: Essays. Grove Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Miller, Kei and Kei. Miller. Things I Have Withheld: Essays Grove Press, 2021.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Miller, Kei,, and Kei Miller. Things I Have Withheld: Essays First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition., Grove Press, 2021.

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