In the Time of Assignments [NOOK Book]

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In the Time of Assignments transforms a decade’s worth of feeling into a lyrical collection of verse. Readers familiar with Martin’s work will find a repurposing and revelation of the foundations for his prior experiments in prose. The work is divided into three parts, each with a geographical marker indicating the narrator’s evolving identity, from the formative, Red State landscape that colors the first section through the widening horizons, growing sexual awareness, and crush of experience found in the final ...
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In the Time of Assignments

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Overview


In the Time of Assignments transforms a decade’s worth of feeling into a lyrical collection of verse. Readers familiar with Martin’s work will find a repurposing and revelation of the foundations for his prior experiments in prose. The work is divided into three parts, each with a geographical marker indicating the narrator’s evolving identity, from the formative, Red State landscape that colors the first section through the widening horizons, growing sexual awareness, and crush of experience found in the final two. The beautifully fragmentary narrative exhibited in Martin’s novels takes hold here in long, poetic sequences and angled interludes; lyric is the steady underpinning.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593763633
  • Publisher: Soft Skull Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/10/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • File size: 278 KB

Meet the Author


Douglas A. Martin was born in Virginia in 1973 and spent his childhood being raised in Georgia. In 1998, he moved from the South to New York, where he has taught writing at the New School for Social Research since 2001. Beginning as a poet and dramatist, Martin then moved to the novel form, and he has concentrated most of his creative energies here since his first full-length prose work _Outline of My Lover_. His writing remains a hybrid of sorts, informed by a love of the projects of Acker, Colette, Duras, Ernaux, Guibert, Handke, Leiris, and Nothomb; it has been anthologized in _SLAM_, _Bend, Don't Shatter_, Dangerous Families: Queer Writing On Surviving_, _Best Gay Erotica 2000, 2002, 2003, and Biting the Error: Writers Explore Narrative; and it has been adapted in part by the Ballett Frankfurt for their multimedia production “Kammer/Kammer.” He is currently a PHD Candidate in English Literature at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where he has written both critically and lyrically on aspects of Virginia Woolf, _The Lost Boys_, Sylvia Plath, _The Picture of Dorian Gray_, Arundhati Roy, pornography, Silvan Tomkins and Melanie Klein.
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