Lisa Robertson's Magenta Soul Whip (Heftet)

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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2005
Antall sider: 104
Forlag: Coach House Books
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9781552452158
Omtale Lisa Robertson's Magenta Soul Whip
A New York Times Notable Book of 2010 Longlisted for the Warwick Writing Prize Verses, essays, confessions, reports, translations, drafts, treatises, laments and utopias, 1995--2007. Collected by Elisa Sampedrin. Lisa Robertson writes poems that mine the past -- its ideas, its personages, its syntax -- to construct a lexicon of the future. Her poems both court and cuckold subjectivity by unmasking its fundament of sex and hesitancy, the coil of doubt in its certitude. Reading her laments and utopias, we realize that language -- whiplike -- casts ahead of itself a fortuitous form. The form brims here pleasurably with dogs, movie stars, broths, painting's detritus, Latin and pillage. Erudite and startling, the poems in Lisa Robertson's Magenta Soul Whip, occasional works written over the past fifteen years, turn vestige into architecture, chagrin into resplendence. In them, we recognize our grand, saddened century.

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