Devastation

Melissa Buzzeo (Author)
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Description

The Devastation, a performance novel or poem, is based on the fallibility of a single image: a sea-wreck in language, the lovers on the floor of the sea, a sea of poetry, current, currency, connection--the world. How do we value "impoverished speech" or try to find abundance in impoverishment? A narrative that stems from "an image that is never exhausted" whose affect pervades the function of the whole, The Devastation is a lyric exploration of relation and community.

Product Details

Price
$15.95  $14.67
Publisher
Nightboat Books
Publish Date
January 06, 2015
Pages
88
Dimensions
6.0 X 0.6 X 7.4 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781937658250
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About the Author

MELISSA BUZZEO is the author of three previous full-length books: What Began Us (2007), Face (2009), and For Want and Sound (2012). She has taught at Brown University, the University of Iowa, and Naropa University, and currently teaches at Pratt Institute. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Reviews

"Melissa Buzzeo delivers language from its hidden sources and outer fringes with extraordinary poignancy and precision."--Avital Ronell

"The Devastation confronts both what is "left to say" after dystopian collapse and who is "left to say" -- the subject that tells the tale."--Maria Damon "Los Angeles Review of Books"