By Ben Lerner

ISBN-10: 1619320088

ISBN-13: 9781619320086

In his daring moment booklet, Ben Lerner molds philosophical perception, political outrage, and private event right into a devastating critique of mass society. attitude of Yaw investigates the destiny of public area, public speech, and the way the applied sciences of viewing—aerial images in particular—feed our tradition a picture of itself. And it’s a incredible view.

The guy observes the motion at the box with the tiny tv he dropped at the stadium. he's topless, painted gold, bewigged. His exaggerated foam index finger shows the enormous monitor upon which his personal photo is now displayed, a version of fanaticism. He watches similar to his gazing the picture on his moveable television on his transportable television. He by surprise stands with fingers upraised and initiates the wave that would devour him.

Haunted through our present “war on terror,” a lot of the ebook was once written whereas Lerner was once dwelling in Madrid (at the time of the Atocha bombings and their political aftermath), because the writer steeped himself within the historical past of Franco and fascism. despite while or the place it was once written, perspective of Yaw will extra determine Ben Lerner as one in every of our such a lot interesting and least predictable poets.

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You’re still holding the dynamite. – 30 – NO MATTER HOW BIG YOU MAKE A TOY, a child will find a way to put it in his mouth. There is scarcely a piece of playground equipment that has not been inside a child’s mouth. However, the object responsible for the greatest number of choking deaths, for adults as well as children, is the red balloon. Last year alone, every American choked to death on a red balloon. – 31 – NERVOUS EXHAUSTION FROM PROLONGED FLIGHT cannot excuse her coloring. Nor that she was blinded at birth with a hot wire to increase the beauty of her singing.

28 – THE AUTHOR EXPOSES HIMSELF IN PUBLIC like film. Every surface secretly desires to be ruled. A faint hazy cone in the plane of the ecliptic precedes the tabulation of a body by a train. Read only to resist the temptation to write. Skew lines and slickensides in an era of polarized light. The zip disk of snuff films your son defends as research has divided the community into infinite subdistances. Born losers born ready to be born again, we await the mayor’s address in metal chairs. Then it hits me: I’m the mayor.

I respect no office founded before the invention of the pistol, before an emphasis on brushstroke. We decide on a motion. The body vetoes. Nostalgia is futurity’s privileged form in this economy of downturns. Is the television a linear descendant of the musket or the hearth? In American motels, the lamps are nailed down so that you will want to steal them, a Christian notion. Get off my property, she says, when I try to calm her down. Get out of my car, she says, when I try to wake her up. We stop our rotten teeth with gold.

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