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Book Review of "The Hatred of Poetry" by Ben Lerner

The Hatred of Poetry by Ben Lerner
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“I, too, dislike it.
Reading it, however, with a perfect
contempt for, one discovers in… 538 more words

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In which Netty (finally) leaves the Atocha Station ...

The literary world loves a bright new thing. Even when these bright new things are invariably white American males …

White American male Ben Lerner was one of the bright young things of 2011 (yeah, I know – it’s a while ago now … ). 465 more words


All the Books You Don't Have to Worry About Reading Anymore Once You've Been Chucked by "Literary White Guy®"

Call me ignorant or bitter–or both–but a girl’s got to do what she can sometimes to find the silver lining in being chucked by a token “literary white guy®.” Some might even posit that being chucked is the silver lining itself. 1,350 more words

The Opiate

The Hatred of Poetry

I just read a thought-provoking little book by Ben Lerner called The Hatred of Poetry (2016), an extended essay in which he ponders why poetry arouses such negative emotions in many people. 241 more words

A Dialectic on Poetry

Ben Lerner, The Hatred of Poetry:

Plato is a poet who stays closest to poetry because he refuses all actual poems. Every existing poem is a lie, and Plato “reads” the claims made on behalf of those poems and refutes them in order to promote an endless dialectical conversation that is reason over the false representation that is an actual poem.

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Ben Lerner

In Memoriam, John Ashbery

Following the death of John Ashbery earlier this month, a number of eloquent, incisive memorial essays have been appearing on the web. Given Ashbery’s long history of publishing in the  878 more words

American Literature

roma, 14 settembre: lerner + ashbery (damiano abeni e moira egan alla libreria tlon)


Lezione gratuita di traduzione poetica e presentazione di “Le figure di Lichtenberg” di Ben Lerner

Giovedì 14 Settembre
Ore 19… 456 more words

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