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By Lisa Robertson

"Robertson proves demanding to provide an explanation for yet effortless to get pleasure from. . . . Dauntlessly and resourcefully highbrow, Robertson is also playful or blunt. . . . She wields language expertly, even beautifully."—The big apple Times

What if the cinema of the current have been a Möbius strip of language, a montage of statements and questions sutured jointly and progressively amassing colour? might the seams find the money for a brand new sensibility round the pronoun "you"? could the right phrases of philosophy, style, books, structure, and historical past animate a brand new imaginative and prescient, gestural and indirect? Is the kinetic pronoun cinema?

These and different questions are replied within the new assortment from acclaimed poet and essayist Lisa Robertson. The mind-blowing new assortment will characteristic 3 assorted again covers (designed via artists Hadley + Maxwell).

A quorum of crows can be your witness.

And should you detect you have been bought?

You be aware the odor of rain, bread, and exhaust combined with tiredness.

And should you your self are incompatible together with your view of the world?

And what's the topic yet a stitching?

Once back you're the one that promotes artifice.

At 2 am on Friday, you burn with a maudlin premonition.

And scores and scores and badges and repetitions.

Lisa Robertson's booklet Lisa Robertson's Magenta Soul Whip used to be named one of many New York Times a hundred extraordinary Books of 2010 and was once longlisted for the 2011 Warwick Prize. Her different books contain Debbie: An Epic, The Men, The Weather, and Occasional paintings and 7 Walks from the workplace for tender Architecture. She is the 2014 Bain Swiggett Professor at Princeton University.

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