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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ of Chicago Pr
Publication date April 15, 2008
Pages 186
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780226044293
ISBN-10 0226044297
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.58 lbs.
Original list price $15.00
Other format details university press
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Summaries and Reviews
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Heir to the democratic and poetic sensibilities of Walt Whitman and Allen Ginsberg, Charles Bernstein has always crafted verse that responds to its historical moment, but no previous collection of his poems so specifically addresses the events of its time as Girly Man, whichfeatures works written on the evening of September 11, 2001, and in response to the war in Iraq. Here, Bernstein speaks out, combining self-deprecating humor with incisive philosophical and political thinking.
     Composed of works of very different forms and moods—etchings from moments of acute crisis, comic excursions, formal excavations, confrontations with the cultural illogics of contemporary political consciousness—the poems work as an ensemble, each part contributing something necessary to an unrealizable and unrepresentable whole.  
      A passionate defense of contingency, resistance, and multiplicity, Girly Man is a provocative and aesthetically challenging collection of radical verse from one of America’s most controversial poets.
      “A major achievement. . . . Anyone interested in contemporary poetry should seek out the collection, if only to read one of our most provocative poet-critics writing his most engaging poems to date.”—Thomas Devaney, PhiladelphiaInquirer
      “Charles Bernstein writes both prose and poetry about poetry, sometimes brilliantly, in ways calculated to upset the middlebrow and thwart the bland. The more you like the poetic equivalent of a nice tune, easy to hum, the more Bernstein means to disrupt your complacency.”—Robert Pinsky, Washington Post


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Hardcover
from Univ of Chicago Pr (September 15, 2006)
9780226044064 | details & prices | 186 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $26.00
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from Univ of Chicago Pr (April 15, 2008)
9780226044293 | details & prices | 186 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.58 lbs | List price $15.00
About: Heir to the democratic and poetic sensibilities of Walt Whitman and Allen Ginsberg, Charles Bernstein has always crafted verse that responds to its historical moment, but no previous collection of his poems so specifically addresses the events of its time as Girly Man, whichfeatures works written on the evening of September 11, 2001, and in response to the war in Iraq.

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