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3 Summers (Paperback) (Lisa Robertson)
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"Robertson proves hard to explain but easy to enjoy. . . . Dauntlessly and resourcefully intellectual, Robertson can also be playful or blunt. . . . She wields language expertly, even beautifully."The New York Times
"Robertson makes intellect seductive; only her poetry could turn swooning into a critical gesture." The Village Voice
"I salute thee, Lisa Robertson."Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket)
What began as a conceptual project for Robertsonworking from and through Lucretius'sDe Rerum Naturevolved into this series of reports on the state of the poet's living body and its thoughts, told from the heart of three summers spent in rural France. She takes up her work's earlier concerns with form and literary precedent and turns toward questions of embodiment. What is form's time? How can the form of language called a poem speak with the body's mortality, its transfomations, its thickness, its play? Now only time is wild, and only time conjured here in Lisa Robertson's critically acclaimed voicecan tell.
You should live twice in timewere I contingentupon your heart, your spleenor embody the spatethen collapseof love, the living creature.
Lisa Robertson's books include Cinema of the Present, Debbie: An Epic,The Men, The Weather, R's Boat and Occasional Works and Seven Walks from the Office for Soft Architecture.Lisa Robertson's Magenta Soul Whip was named one of The New York Times'100 Notable Books. She lives in France.