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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 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 outstanding view.

The guy observes the motion at the box with the tiny tv he delivered to the stadium. he's topless, painted gold, bewigged. His exaggerated foam index finger exhibits the large display upon which his personal snapshot is now displayed, a version of fanaticism. He watches similar to his observing the picture on his moveable television on his moveable television. He without warning stands with fingers upraised and initiates the wave that may devour him.

Haunted via our present “war on terror,” a lot of the publication used to be written whereas Lerner used to be 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 whilst or the place it was once written, Angle of Yaw will extra determine Ben Lerner as certainly one of our such a lot exciting and least predictable poets.

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