Title

Jorie Graham's "Fission"

Document Type

Book Review

Publication Title

Explicator

Publication Date

2013

Volume

71

Issue

2

First Page

90

Last Page

93

Abstract

A critique is presented of the poem "Fission" by Jorie Graham, focusing on her interpretation of dualism, adolescence, and the artistic philosophy of Greek philosopher Plato. Philosophies of intellectual development, Plato's allegory of the cave, and the poem's depiction of a movie theater screening of the film "Lolita" by director Stanley Kubrick are discussed, as well as aesthetics in poetry.

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