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Erasures Donald Revell

Erasures

Donald Revell

Published March 1st 2011
ISBN : 9780819572158
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58 pages
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When history proves useless and consensus chimerical, Donald Revell has written, the poets necessity is invention, and this does a lot to explain our centurys preference for revision over mimesis. For Revell, The disruptions of this centuryMoreWhen history proves useless and consensus chimerical, Donald Revell has written, the poets necessity is invention, and this does a lot to explain our centurys preference for revision over mimesis. For Revell, The disruptions of this century have destroyed old illusions of historical continuity: The consolations of history are furtive, / then fugitive, then forgotten. Invoking such contemporary events as the collapse of communism and the end of the Cold War, he seeks to integrate the political with the personal in a search for new paradigms of value and honor