The Decent Of Alette is a rich odyssey of transformation in the tradition of The Inferno . Alice Notley presents a feminist epic: a bold journey into the deeper realms. Alette, the narrator, finds herself underground, deep beneath the city, where spirits and people ride endlessly on subways, not allowed to live in the world above. Traveling deeper and deeper, she is on a journey of continual transformation, encountering a series of figures and undergoing fragmentations and metamorphoses as she seeks to confront the Tyrant ...

The Descent of Alette 1996, Penguin Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780140587647

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