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The Art of Recklessness: Poetry as Assertive Force and Contradiction, Dean Young
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Author:    Dean Young

Title:   The Art of Recklessness: Poetry as Assertive Force and Contradiction

Binding:   Paper Back

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Graywolf Press July 2010

ISBN Number:    1555975623 / 9781555975623

Seller ID:   94876

In Dean Young's sprawling and subversive first book of prose on poetry, imagination swerves into primitivism and surrealism and finally toward empathy. How can recklessness guide the poet, the artist, and the reader into art, and how can it excite in us a sort of wild receptivity, beyond craft? "Poetry is not a discipline," Young writes. "It is a hunger, a revolt, a drive, a mash note, a fright, a tantrum, a grief, a hoax, a debacle, an application, an affect . . ."

Price = 12.00 USD



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