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In his bold second book, Ben Lerner molds philosophical insight, political outrage, and personal experience into a devastating critique of mass society. Angle of Yaw investigates the fate of public space, public speech, and how the technologies of viewing-aerial photography in particular-feed our culture an image of itself. And it's a spectacular view.

The man observes the action on the field with the tiny television he brought to the stadium. He is topless, painted gold, bewigged. His exaggerated foam index finger indicates the giant screen upon which his own image is now displayed, a model of fanaticism. He watches the image of his watching the image on his portable TV on his portable TV. He suddenly stands with arms upraised and initiates the wave that will consume him.

Haunted by our current war on terror, much of the book was written while Lerner was living in Madrid (at the time of the Atocha bombings and their political aftermath), as the author steeped himself in the history of Franco and fascism. Regardless of when or where it was written, Angle of Yaw will further establish Ben Lerner as one of our most intriguing and least predictable poets.

Synopsis:

Angle of Yaw, Ben Lerner's ambitious second book, is an extended meditation on the commercialization of public space and speech. Combining philosophical insight with poetic experiment, political outrage with personal experience, Lerner's prose poems and lyrical sequences examine how technologies of viewing — aerial photography in particular — replace God with a camera, and feed our spectacular culture an image of itself.

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Library Journal honored Lerner's debut volume as a "Book of the Year."

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Poetry. In his bold second book, Ben Lerner molds philosophical insight, political outrage, and personal experience into a devastating critique of mass society. ANGLE OF YAW investigates the fate of public space, public speech, and how the technologies of viewing--aerial photography in particular--feed our culture an image of itself. Haunted by our current "war on terror," much of the book was written while Lerner was living in Madrid (at the time of the Atocha bombings and their political aftermath), as the author steeped himself in the history of Franco and fascism. But regardless of when or where it was written, ANGLE OF YAW will further establish Lerner as one of our most intriguing and least predictable poets.

About the Author

Ben Lerner holds degrees from Brown University, co-founded No: a journal of the arts, and his first book, The Lichtenberg Figures, was named one of the year's best books by Library Journal. He lives in Berkeley, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781556592461
Author:
Lerner, Ben
Publisher:
Copper Canyon Press
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Subject:
Single Author / American
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
9.5 x 7 x 0.4 in 10 oz

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Product details 80 pages Copper Canyon Press - English 9781556592461 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Angle of Yaw, Ben Lerner's ambitious second book, is an extended meditation on the commercialization of public space and speech. Combining philosophical insight with poetic experiment, political outrage with personal experience, Lerner's prose poems and lyrical sequences examine how technologies of viewing — aerial photography in particular — replace God with a camera, and feed our spectacular culture an image of itself.
"Synopsis" by ,
Library Journal honored Lerner's debut volume as a "Book of the Year."

"Synopsis" by , Poetry. In his bold second book, Ben Lerner molds philosophical insight, political outrage, and personal experience into a devastating critique of mass society. ANGLE OF YAW investigates the fate of public space, public speech, and how the technologies of viewing--aerial photography in particular--feed our culture an image of itself. Haunted by our current "war on terror," much of the book was written while Lerner was living in Madrid (at the time of the Atocha bombings and their political aftermath), as the author steeped himself in the history of Franco and fascism. But regardless of when or where it was written, ANGLE OF YAW will further establish Lerner as one of our most intriguing and least predictable poets.
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