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Publisher Comments:

"Fierce intelligence, fierce understanding of social issues, and fierce sense of the power of artifice. This is major work, haunted by a sense of totality always present in the formal intricacy and in the roles cities and architecture play. I think of these poems as crossing the cool, allusive intricacy of Quentin Tarantino with the abstract, intense social passion of Walter Benjamin."—Charles Altieri, author of The Art of Twentieth-Century American Poetry: Modernism and After

"The Totality for Kids is a stunning collection that charts the 'the modern and its endnotes,' as voiced in one Clover poem. There is no conceptual abstraction here without its color, motion, and syntax. The poems form an urban and linguistic landscape of contemporary life, in many ways, written in the shadow of Adorno who himself wrote in the shadows of the modern. In this brilliant volume, the fragmented world of a late and lost modernity has its own moving and lucid affect, its forms of aliveness. We encounter here an enormous clarity of language in the service of a poetics that brilliantly queries our historical moment in and as form."—Judith Butler, author of Precarious Life: Powers of Mourning and Violence

Review:

"Clover's long-awaited second collection follows Madonna anno domini (1997), whose inimitable stanzas take in everything from Guy Debord's situationism to New Mexico's WWII nuclear plantationism, and Clover's terrific critical monograph published last year on The Matrix. If what one looks for in a poet is a unique voice, no one else could get away with calling the World Trade Center 'twin cruets of jizz and sang' (and placing them 'in the time of garbage in the vale of lang'), and no one else could compose a poem out of the DVD chapter titles for Godard's Vivre sa vie and make it beautiful. Hemistichic prose, free-verse sonnets, orbiting text spirals, faux pronouncements, multilingual puns and forlorn addresses to Paris comprise a singular set of ideas about what a globalized first-person subject — 'a client of chance where client is the only role available' — might be. The poems take forms that draw toxins out of history ('the ferris wheel where they had garrisoned their horses') and infuse them into 21st-century atmosphere: 'the April air with silver quotation marks.' It's totally great." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

"The stars were strange lightbulbs, the moon was half/A spectacle, they wandered into the vestibule/Of evening..."--Joshua Clover has that elusive ability--coveted even by the most talented of poets--to seduce with words. Like a technicolor saturation, his language evokes a world that is somehow more heartbreaking than our own.

Synopsis:

The Totality for Kids is the second collection of poems by Joshua Clover, whose debut, Madonna anno domini, won the Walt Whitman award from the Academy of American Poets. This volume takes as its subject the troubled sleep of late modernity, from the grandeur and failure of megacities to the retreats and displacements of the suburbs. The power of crowds and architecture commingles with the alienation and idleness of the observer, caught between “the brutal red dream/Of the collective” and “the parade/Of the ideal citizen.” The books action takes place in these gaps, “dead spaces beside the endlessly grieving stream.” The frozen tableau of the spectacle meets its double in the sense that something is always about to happen. Political furies and erotic imaginings coalesce and escape within a welter of unmoored allusions, encounters, citations, and histories, the dreams possible within the moderns excess of signification—as if to return revolutionary possibility to the regime of information by singing it its own song.

About the Author

Joshua Clover is the author of The Matrix (2005) and Madonna anno domini (1997). He is Associate Professor of Poetry and Poetics at the University of California, Davis, and contributes to the Village Voice and The New York Times.

Table of Contents

Ceriserie

Poem (We always send it to the wrong address)

Early Style

“Alas, that is the name of our town;

I have been concealing it all this time”

Baroque Parable

Poem (i come across the paving stones)

Blues 1900

The Other Atelier

Aeon Flux: June

Auteur Theory

Antwerp rainy all churches still haunted

OMA

A-Shaped Gate

Rue des Blancs Manteaux

In Jaufré Rudels Song

No More Boffins

Chreia

Letters and Sodas

French Narratives

Ça ira

Kantine

Poem (We are bored in the city)

The Dark Ages

En Abyme

“An archive of confessions, a genealogy of confessions”

“Of the city of the dark . . .”

Poem (Tired of people, I wanted the mail to come)

Valiant En Abyme

Feral floats the form in heaven and of light

Parable Lestrange

Poem (So I went out into the nervous system of the air)

Aporia

A Boys Own Story

Return to Rue des Blancs Manteaux

Whiteread Walk

Their Ambiguity

Whiteread Walk

For the Little Soldier

Late Style

Year Zero

Whats American About American Poetry

At the Atelier Teleology

Acknowledgments

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520246003
Author:
Clover, Joshua
Publisher:
University of California Press
Author:
Gander, Forrest
Author:
Hass, Robert
Author:
Bedient, Calvin
Author:
Hillman, Brenda
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
New California Poetry
Series Volume:
16
Publication Date:
20060431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
76
Dimensions:
8.25 x 6 x 0.25 in 5 oz

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Clover's long-awaited second collection follows Madonna anno domini (1997), whose inimitable stanzas take in everything from Guy Debord's situationism to New Mexico's WWII nuclear plantationism, and Clover's terrific critical monograph published last year on The Matrix. If what one looks for in a poet is a unique voice, no one else could get away with calling the World Trade Center 'twin cruets of jizz and sang' (and placing them 'in the time of garbage in the vale of lang'), and no one else could compose a poem out of the DVD chapter titles for Godard's Vivre sa vie and make it beautiful. Hemistichic prose, free-verse sonnets, orbiting text spirals, faux pronouncements, multilingual puns and forlorn addresses to Paris comprise a singular set of ideas about what a globalized first-person subject — 'a client of chance where client is the only role available' — might be. The poems take forms that draw toxins out of history ('the ferris wheel where they had garrisoned their horses') and infuse them into 21st-century atmosphere: 'the April air with silver quotation marks.' It's totally great." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , "The stars were strange lightbulbs, the moon was half/A spectacle, they wandered into the vestibule/Of evening..."--Joshua Clover has that elusive ability--coveted even by the most talented of poets--to seduce with words. Like a technicolor saturation, his language evokes a world that is somehow more heartbreaking than our own.
"Synopsis" by ,
The Totality for Kids is the second collection of poems by Joshua Clover, whose debut, Madonna anno domini, won the Walt Whitman award from the Academy of American Poets. This volume takes as its subject the troubled sleep of late modernity, from the grandeur and failure of megacities to the retreats and displacements of the suburbs. The power of crowds and architecture commingles with the alienation and idleness of the observer, caught between “the brutal red dream/Of the collective” and “the parade/Of the ideal citizen.” The books action takes place in these gaps, “dead spaces beside the endlessly grieving stream.” The frozen tableau of the spectacle meets its double in the sense that something is always about to happen. Political furies and erotic imaginings coalesce and escape within a welter of unmoored allusions, encounters, citations, and histories, the dreams possible within the moderns excess of signification—as if to return revolutionary possibility to the regime of information by singing it its own song.
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