The Book of Interfering Bodies

  • Title: The Book of Interfering Bodies
  • Author: Daniel Borzutzky
  • ISBN: 9780984459827
  • Page: 344
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Book of Interfering Bodies Beginning with an epigraph from the Commission Report The Book of Interfering Bodies re imagines the poet as bureaucrat barbaric writer and terrorist In this book poems that invoke the role o
    Beginning with an epigraph from the 9 11 Commission Report, The Book of Interfering Bodies re imagines the poet as bureaucrat, barbaric writer, and terrorist In this book, poems that invoke the role of the writer in society alternate with apocalyptic prose pieces that recall Borges Library of Babel In the process, Borzutzky creates a 21st century response to our mostBeginning with an epigraph from the 9 11 Commission Report, The Book of Interfering Bodies re imagines the poet as bureaucrat, barbaric writer, and terrorist In this book, poems that invoke the role of the writer in society alternate with apocalyptic prose pieces that recall Borges Library of Babel In the process, Borzutzky creates a 21st century response to our most enduing twentieth century writers, from Beckett to Lispector.

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    About Daniel Borzutzky


    1. Daniel Borzutzky is a Chicago based poet and translator His collection The Performance of Becoming Human won the 2016 National Book Award.The son of Chilean immigrants, Borzutzky s work often addresses immigration, worker exploitation, political corruption, and economic disparity He teaches at Wright College.


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    1. Fierce, visceral. Horror as normalized. Intensely beautiful."And towards the end of the book, where the flesh from the man's back twists into birds and stars and butterflies and faces with thick lips and empty eyes, there is a story that flesh readers call memory: here the flesh words tell of a man who falls out of an airplane, and when his bones splatter each shard of bone forms a country, and in each country there are men who have been destroyed but who have now been reconstructed as walking p [...]

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    2. This book of poetry contains sublimely grotesque and darkly comic images, as well as a sardonic, internationalist understanding of the absurd. It makes jabs at bureaucratic systems and the sanctity of Poetry, which take form variously as a miniscule hermaphrodite terrorist poet, a State-sponsored anti-poet, groveling readers stuck inside the pages of a “FALSE CARCASS ECONOMY,” and lust-addled zombies who come to desire & depend on the very tortures inflicted by the “Bureaucratic Love P [...]

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    3. The book of Interfering Bodies is not everyone's cup of tea. Some will be fierce in their condemnation as they attempt to cling to the rational, linear mind.But make no mistake. For those willing to enter its wormhole, The Book of Interfering Bodies will, like the worm itself, either through that legendary intoxicant from the bottom of a tequila bottle, or even a simple earthworm shitting out precious soil, take the reader on an exhilarating journey.In the Book of Holes Borzutzky says, "Here the [...]

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    4. A book of alternating poems and prose. The prose pieces, usually one or two pages long, have titles reminiscent of Calvino or Jabès: "The Book of Forgotten Bodies," "The Book of Broken Bodies," "The Book of Echoes." It isn't clear why the two alternate, because the poems and the prose share a voice that is alternately disaffected, violent, academic, existential, disconsolate, ironic, surreal, activist, and conceptual. It's the strange alternation of voices--mirrored by the alternation of prose [...]

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