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Meddle English - by Caroline Bergvall (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 176

Genre: Poetry

Sub-Genre: European

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Nightboat Books

Book theme: English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh

Author: Caroline Bergvall

Language: English

Street Date: December 14, 2010
TCIN: 76939973
UPC: 9780982264584
Item Number (DPCI): 247-02-6634


This book gathers a decade of Caroline Bergvall's innovative pieces, from her long out-of-print performance text Goan Atom, inspired by the graphic contortions of Hans Bellmer's Doll and violent love fantasies of other radical body-inspired artists, The Shorter Chaucer, a series of contemporary tales exploring social mores in a feisty mix of languages, and the hybrid and visual prose pieces Cropper, Cat in the Throat, and Middling English. This volume--rich, multi-layered, acerbic, humorous--creates a strong case for how new literature can provide speculative and performative excursions into post-urban lives and idoms and explore renewed visions for languages.
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