Mr West

Author: Sarah Blake
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 0819575186
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Mr. West covers the main events in superstar Kanye West’s life while also following the poet on her year spent researching, writing, and pregnant. The book explores how we are drawn to celebrities—to their portrayal in the media—and how we sometimes find great private meaning in another person’s public story, even across lines of gender and race. Blake’s aesthetics take her work from prose poems to lineated free verse to tightly wound lyrics to improbably successful sestinas. The poems fully engage pop culture as a strange, complicated presence that is revealing of America itself. This is a daring debut collection and a groundbreaking work. An online reader’s companion will be available at http://sarahblake.site.wesleyan.edu.

Let s Not Live on Earth

Author: Sarah Blake
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 0819577677
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Sarah Blake follows up her previous book of poetry, Mr. West, with a stunning second collection about anxieties and injury. Blake uses self-consciousness as a tool for transformation, looking so closely at herself that she moves right through the looking glass and into the larger world. Fear becomes palpable through the classification of monsters and through violences made real. When the poems find themselves in the domestic realm, something is always under threat. The body is never safe, nor are the ghosts of the dead. But these poems are not about cowering. By detailing the dangers we face as humans, as Americans, and especially as women, these poems suggest we might find a way through them. The final section of the book is a feminist, science fiction epic poem, “The Starship,” which explores the interplay of perception and experience as it follows the story of a woman who must constantly ask herself what she wants as her world shifts around her.

Wie man aus dieser Welt verschwindet

Author: Idra Novey
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 3492991084
Format: PDF
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Die brasilianische Autorin Beatriz Yagoda ist verschwunden, die Umstände sind unerklärlich. Emma Neufeld, ihre Übersetzerin, lässt alles stehen und liegen und nimmt einen Flug nach Rio de Janeiro. Der Schlüssel zu Beatriz‘ Verschwinden ist in ihren Büchern zu finden, vermutet sie, und die kennt sie besser als alle anderen. Auf der Suche nach der Autorin entdeckt Emma Unglaubliches: Beatriz soll beim Online-Poker hohe Schulden gemacht haben. Und dann erhält Emma unmissverständliche Drohungen. - Eine lebhafte, liebevolle Geschichte über Sprache und Literatur zwischen den zwielichtigen Gassen Rios und den einsamen Stränden Brasiliens – poetisch und spannend, immer mit dem Blick auf die versteckte Bedeutung der Dinge.