Download e-book for iPad: Angle of Yaw by Ben Lerner

By Ben Lerner

ISBN-10: 1556592469

ISBN-13: 9781556592461

In his daring moment booklet, Ben Lerner molds philosophical perception, political outrage, and private event right into a devastating critique of mass society. Angle of Yaw investigates the destiny of public house, 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 fabulous 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 reveal upon which his personal photo is now displayed, a version of fanaticism. He watches identical to his gazing the picture on his transportable television on his moveable television. He abruptly stands with palms upraised and initiates the wave that may devour him.

Haunted by way of our present “war on terror,” a lot of the publication used to be written whereas Lerner used to be residing 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 whilst or the place it used to be written, Angle of Yaw will additional identify Ben Lerner as one in every of our so much exciting and least predictable poets.

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