The Afflicted Girls

The Afflicted Girls


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Louisiana State Univ Pr
Twenty individuals were executed and more than 150 imprisoned. The historical body of evidence that remains from the Salem witch trials of 1692 touched the hands, mind, and imagination of poet Nicole Cooley, compelling her to seek entry to an inaccessible past of lies. The Afflicted Girls, so named after the young women who claimed to be victims of witch-craft, spans the centuries to give voice to those both audible and silent on history's pages - accusers and accused of several kinds: wife and husband, servant and master, congregant and minister, and, not least, bewitched and witch. Piercing, enchanting, Cooley's poems form a remarkable narrative, one that displays the enormous cultural power the Salem witch trials retain in twenty-first-century America.

Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, 2004
ISBN: 9780807129463
Branch Call Number: 811 COOLE
Characteristics: xii, 50 pages ; 23 cm


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