Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Melissa Buzzeo's The Devastation (review)

My review of Melissa Buzzeo's The Devastation just hit the streets: She writes “not writing” (90), which is to say, writing at a threshold where to write is to enact the threat of the withdrawal of the very thing one would seem to be making: “a book that could be but isn’t” (118); “[B]ooks that lack cover or are all cover.” (20) It is to give the language the book would otherwise contain back to primary content, to matter after form, to text after words. It is to give the reader over to a process of healing towards the organization of new relations, new bodies, new books, new loves.

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