Rough Likeness

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';All about looking: at a landscape, at language, at a sign... Purpura goes beneath the surface, writing not just about what she sees but what it means.' Los Angeles Times Lia Purpura's essays are full of joy in the act of intense observation; they…
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    ';All about looking: at a landscape, at language, at a sign... Purpura goes beneath the surface, writing not just about what she sees but what it means.' Los Angeles Times Lia Purpura's essays are full of joy in the act of intense observation; they're also deliciously subversive and alert to the ways language gets locked and loaded by culture. These elegant, conversational excursions refuse to let a reader slide over anything, from the tiniest shards of beach glass to barren big-box wastelands. They detonate distractedness, superficiality, artificiality. In the process, Purpura inhabits many stances: metaphysician and biologist, sensualist and witnessall in service of illuminating that which Virginia Woolf called ';moments of being'previously unworded but palpably felt states of existence and knowing. Rough Likeness finds worlds in the minute, and crafts monuments to beauty and strangeness. ';Lia Purpura is at the forefront of the New Essay, and this latest book (her best) takes us much closer into the rough terrain of her quirky mind than she has ever gone before. The surprises and insights keep coming. Rough Likeness is an astonishmenta book to savor, read slowly, smile at, sigh at, and cherish.' Phillip Lopate

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    E-Bok
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    ePUB
    Utgivelsesår
    2011
    Forlag
    Sarabande Books
    Språk
    Engelsk
    ISBN
    9781936747344
    Sider
    171

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