For Carol Mirakove

Sutherland, Keston (2004) For Carol Mirakove. Edinburgh Review, 114. pp. 186-190. ISSN 0267-6672

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In the history of self-possession we have the misfortune to have woken up in, things have reached what may be a critical point. How now can we claim to possess our lives? How in the deepest thick of commodity culture, proceeding in the endless wake of socialism through life like a stream of piss through a sea of glue, are we able to say that these are our lives? The retreat of Hölderlin into the “asylum” of poetry is impossible, it took up long ago the place offered to it by the great Lonely Planet among the Himmelskräfte. So where’s our retreat? Is there a place that we own, where to be self-possessed still means more than to be calm and undisturbed?

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of English > English
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature > PR0057 Criticism
P Language and Literature > PR English literature > PR0500 Poetry
Depositing User: Keston Sutherland
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 18:39
Last Modified: 15 May 2012 14:19
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