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By Ben Lerner

In his daring moment ebook, Ben Lerner molds philosophical perception, political outrage, and private adventure 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 awesome 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 shows the enormous monitor upon which his personal photo is now displayed, a version of fanaticism. He watches just like his staring at the picture on his transportable television on his moveable television. He unexpectedly stands with palms upraised and initiates the wave that may eat him.

Haunted by way of our present “war on terror,” a lot of the booklet used to be 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 background of Franco and fascism. despite while or the place it used to be written, Angle of Yaw will additional identify Ben Lerner as one in all our such a lot exciting and least predictable poets.

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