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Virgil and the Mountain Cat

Virgil and the Mountain Cat: Poems

David Lau
Copyright Date: 2009
Edition: 1
Pages: 88
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1525/j.ctt1pnjs0
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    Virgil and the Mountain Cat
    Book Description:

    At once uncompromising and highly inventive, David Lau's poems are imbued with a musicality that lightens the dark undertones of spoliation and entropy. Many of the poems embody a nexus of interaction with historical events, films, modernist poetic texts, and works of art—but from this allusion and evocation, a multifarious voice emerges. In these pages, the electric linguistic experiment meets a new urban, postnatural poetics, one in which poetry is not just a play of signs and seemings but also a prismatic investigation of our contemporary order: "Hurry up before our factory leaves. / The first column of the Freedom Tower / traduces its ensorcellment in the facade." Here is a poetry both deeply lyrical and resistant, a poetry relentless in its invention and its stance against the apathy of convention and consumption.

    eISBN: 978-0-520-94327-8
    Subjects: Language & Literature

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-vi)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. vii-viii)
  3. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
    (pp. ix-xi)
  4. I

  5. II

  6. III

  7. NOTES
    (pp. 65-66)
  8. Back Matter
    (pp. 67-67)