Dark City

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Dark City, Charles Bernstein's twentieth book, is an at times comic, at times bleak, excursion into everyday life in the late 20th century. In Dark City, Bernstein moves through a startling range of languages and forms, from computer lingo to the cant of TV talk shows, from high-poetic diction to junk mail, from intimate address to philosophical imperatives, from would-be proverbs to nursery rhymes and songs.
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Dark City, Charles Bernstein's twentieth book, is an at times comic, at times bleak, excursion into everyday life in the late 20th century. In Dark City, Bernstein moves through a startling range of languages and forms, from computer lingo to the cant of TV talk shows, from high-poetic diction to junk mail, from intimate address to philosophical imperatives, from would-be proverbs to nursery rhymes and songs.
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Bernstein, one of the founders of the Language Poetry movement and now a chaired professor at SUNY Buffalo, continues in this, his 20th book, to explore and delight in the way sounds and signs conspire to confuse and instruct. In these poems, phones ring and bells toll; the random noises of life lived in the ``Dark City'' of experience beckon the ear of the poet. ``Blame it on resembling,'' begins ``Sunsickness,'' one of Bernstein's most reflective pieces, ``Worlds / hourly changing / sparring with cause to an / unknowable end.'' The Bernstein world is one of epistemological doubt in the guise of brash conviction. The bizarre but enjoyable ``Virtual Reality'' intermixes letters from product manufacturers with musings about personal hygiene and a flux of computer specs to form a text that is chilling in its presumptions about the human heart, and not that far off the mark. Of note in this book, which is a collection of work from the last several years, is a warmth of tone not always evident in the poet's earlier writing--a sense that children have walked into the language arena and found it a playpen: ``For when the fire chief / told Pickles that he could stay / the cat knew he had finally / found a home.'' However dark . . . . (May)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557131621
  • Publisher: Sun & Moon Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/1994
  • Series: Sun and Moon Classics Ser.
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 152
  • Product dimensions: 5.03 (w) x 7.51 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

The Lives of the Toll Takers 9
Sunsickness 31
Desalination 41
Locks Without Doors 49
How I Painted Certain of My Pictures 61
The View from Nowhere 71
Virtual Reality 79
Emotions of Normal People 85
Debris of Shock / Shock of Debris 105
Heart in My Eye 113
Reveal Codes 119
The Influence of Kinship Patterns... 131
Dark City 139
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