Thus Spake the Corpse: Poetry & essays

Thus Spake the Corpse: Poetry & essays

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Before suspending publication earlier this year, Andrei Codrescu's controversial and notorious anti-literary literary magazine Exquisite Corpse had become a primary site of engaged dialogue among the non, brain-dead everywhere. Founded in the 1980s on the belief that qAmerican literature, poetry in particular, is sick from lack of public debate, q Codrescu's Corpse took its title from cadavre exquis, a form of collaboration once much practiced in Paris surrealist circles. Rebellion, passion and black humo became the journal's trademarks. Anti-conformist polemic, poetics of assault, high-tone bohemianism, muckraking speculation, seditious attitudinizing and wandering reports from the front lines and back alleys of the culture jammed each issue, framed by elegant columns of top-flight new poetry.This is not happening somewhere else. This is ... If there was ever a cause worth fighting for Ita#39;s peace in Yugoslavia. ... But you will die in your bed, for no cause, Meaningless lives, meaningless deaths, Automobile freaks, image junkies, weaklings, mere lumps, ... BETWEEN SHIT SC SHINOLA aquot;Farewell to lyric wasteaquot; E. M..

Title:Thus Spake the Corpse: Poetry & essays
Author:Andrei Codrescu, Laura Rosenthal
Publisher: - 1999


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