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Potential Stranger
by Killarney Clary
University of Chicago Press, 2003
Cloth: 978-0-226-10930-5 | Paper: 978-0-226-10931-2
Library of Congress Classification PS3553.L345P68 2003
Dewey Decimal Classification 811.54

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
On page after enigmatic page, Killarney Clary shows us her mastery of the prose poem in this spiritual biography that journeys across the natural landscape while plumbing the dizzying depths of the psyche. Potential Stranger reveals that in the public world we are all called upon to perform: as children, we are expected to find a place in the uniform; as entertainers, to play an exaggerated version of ourselves; and, as explorers, to rest content when we have reached our destination. Precise, prophetic, and spare, Clary reminds us that of all the potential strangers we may meet in our travels, people who forever "remain behind gestures and posture," the first and last of those is always the self.

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