Hatred Of Poetry Ben Lerner

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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 it, after all, a place for the genuine." Poetry – Marianne Moore Usually, when reading a book, I have a strong sense of its theme. However, with…

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Ben Lerner’s ‘The Hatred of Poetry’ brings together questions of art and politics “The fatal problem with poetry: poems,” Ben Lerner writes in this brief, engaging and occasionally irritating book.

And, likewise, the “lover” of poetry — whom, after reading poet and novelist Ben Lerner’s “The Hatred of Poetry,” I have no choice but to shackle with scare quotes — will sympathize with my slight.

Ben Lerner writes, "Many more people agree they hate poetry than can agree what poetry is. I, too, dislike it and have largely organized my life around it and do not experience that as a contradiction because poetry and the hatred of poetry are inextricable in ways it is my purpose to explore."

The Irish philosopher John Scotus Eriugena is associated with the idea of via negativa – that you can’t define God by saying what he is, but only by saying what he is not. Ben Lerner, hip postmodern.

Jun 07, 2016  · "Ben Lerner is a novelist, poetry, and critic exploring the contemporary relevance of art and the artist to modern culture with humor, compassion, and intelligence.. Lerner makes seamless shifts between fiction and nonfiction, prose and lyric verse, memoir and cultural criticism, conveying the way in which politics, art, and economics.

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Ben Lerner writes, "Many more people agree they hate poetry than can agree what poetry is. I, too, dislike it and have largely organized my life around it and do not experience that as a contradiction because poetry and the hatred of poetry are inextricable in ways it is my purpose to explore."

The award-winning American writer Ben Lerner has a theory. In this week’s Spectator books podcast I talk to him about his new collected poems, his monograph The Hatred of Poetry, and how he drew.

Jun 07, 2016  · Ben Lerner writes, "Many more people agree they hate poetry than can agree what poetry is. I, too, dislike it and have largely organized my life around it and do not experience that as a contradiction because poetry and the hatred of poetry are.

Jan 20, 2017  · Ben Lerner’s The Hatred of Poetry Kate 21stC , Ben Lerner , cultural commentary , poetry , Uncategorized January 20, 2017 January 18, 2017 As regular readers will recall, I bought this book on spec before Christmas from a wily book catalogue.

Ben Lerner’s modest manifesto asks a simple question: how and why has poetry been hated across the centuries, and what does this reveal about its importance? Lerner is an American poet and novelist.

Aug 26, 2016  · “Hatred” is a strong word. It makes the title of Ben Lerner’s The Hatred of Poetry sizzle, but it’s an exaggeration that misleads the reader. Lerner doesn’t really hate poetry; indeed.

And they’ll get angry, or they’ll get nervous," says novelist and poet Ben Lerner. His new book, The Hatred of Poetry, explores our complicated relationship with poetry – and why, as Lerner puts it,

You recently wrote a monograph, The Hatred of Poetry. To what extent do you, as a poet, hate poetry? My first teacher and dear friend, the person to whom No Art is dedicated, CD Wright, was a great.

Read "The Hatred of Poetry" by Ben Lerner available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get $5 off your first eBook. No art has been denounced as often as poetry. It’s even bemoaned by poets: "I, too, dislike it," wrote Mariann.

Read "The Hatred of Poetry" by Ben Lerner available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get $5 off your first eBook. No art has been denounced as often as poetry. It’s even bemoaned by poets: "I, too, dislike it," wrote Mariann.

Jun 28, 2016  · Ben Lerner’s essay brings up all of the usual arguments of hatred and then staunchly defends the art against each of the accusations. This is an essay that analyses the social contempt, yes contempt as it is more than simply indifference, of being a poet.

In a single essay-like ‘chapter,’ Lerner’s The Hatred of Poetry introduces the reader to what he sees as the main dilemma: Many more people agree they hate poetry than can agree what poetry is. (p. 6).

However, I did mention that Ben, in his discussion of the hatred of poetry dealt with Plato’s argument. Vide supra: " In other words, The Hatred of Poetry is dangerous. This danger attributed to poetry is another theme dating to Plato, which Lerner explores in parallel with the paradox that poetry has also been reviled for being impotent."

The 19th-century Scot William Topaz McGonagall is considered one of the worst poets in history. I mention this for two reasons: to amuse my Scottish friend and colleague Iain Shedden, this newspaper’s.

Jun 07, 2016  · Ben Lerner writes, "Many more people agree they hate poetry than can agree what poetry is. I, too, dislike it and have largely organized my life around it and do not experience that as a contradiction because poetry and the hatred of poetry are.

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 it, after all, a place for the genuine." Poetry – Marianne Moore Usually, when reading a book, I have a strong sense of its theme. However, with…

Jul 14, 2016  · And yet, as Lerner writes, our hatred of poetry only serves to signify its continuing importance. “People getting upset about poetry,” Lerner told me, “is a nagging sign of poetry’s relevance.” I recently sat down with Lerner at a coffeeshop in Park.

The Hatred of Poetry, an elegant new book by Ben Lerner, might sound like a contribution to this genre. (Indeed, he quotes Moore in the book’s first line.) But Lerner has not written a screed or a.

Jan 20, 2017  · Ben Lerner’s The Hatred of Poetry Kate 21stC , Ben Lerner , cultural commentary , poetry , Uncategorized January 20, 2017 January 18, 2017 As regular readers will recall, I bought this book on spec before Christmas from a wily book catalogue.

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Novelist Ben Lerner takes on poetry in his new book, an academic dissection of the ways we love and hate that ancient art. But sometimes he seems. The familiar cycle of denouncements and defenses of.

The award-winning American writer Ben Lerner has a theory. In this week’s Spectator books podcast I talk to him about his new collected poems, his monograph The Hatred of Poetry, and how he drew.

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The Hatred of Poetry Ben Lerner. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $12 trade paper (96p) ISBN 978-0-86547-820-6. More By and About This Author. ARTICLES. BEA 2014: Ben Lerner: The Way We Live Now.

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Apr 21, 2017  · For me, this book was an eighty-six page epiphany. Ben Lerner argues, "Many more people agree they hate poetry than can agree what poetry is." I would never be capable of explicitly defining poetry. Before the book I would have said I liked poetry. Now I feel that I don’t really know what poetry is and the little…

Ben Lerner, a poet who has gained fame as a novelist and whose novels contain atypically long considerations of poetry, has, for his next trick, written a short book about something he claims to hate:.

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“I, too, dislike it.” Inevitably Ben Lerner’s slim book The Hatred of Poetry begins with the opening salvo from Marianne Moore’s 1967 poem “Poetry,” which conveyed (in four crisp, if pointedly clumsy,

“I, too, dislike it.” Inevitably Ben Lerner’s slim book The Hatred of Poetry begins with the opening salvo from Marianne Moore’s 1967 poem “Poetry,” which conveyed (in four crisp, if pointedly clumsy,

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