Virgil and the Mountain Cat: Poems

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""Virgil and the Mountain Cat," David Lau's first book of poems, evokes the shattering of Western civilization (not its collapse, but the tense, apprehensive moment before the cracked vessel falls apart). What commanded trust now provokes a nihilistic retaliatory mischief-making poetic language, in which the only redemptive element, if there is one, is what Alain Badiou calls the 'engine' of excess in the greatest 20th century art, excess of the kind that allows for change, a revolution. Lau's high-voltage language is a ...

Virgil and the Mountain Cat: Poems 2009, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520258747

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Virgil and the Mountain Cat: Poems 2009, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520258730

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