The Drunkards

The Drunkards

by LM Rivera


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When Duchamp's Bride Stripped Bare was shattered/damaged/transformed upon being relocated to the Brooklyn Museum, through this violent act, this accidental fracture, a new manifestation of the medium was born. So too in LM Rivera’s The Drunkards is there violence against the body, not in and of itself, but the body as symbolic mover; and in the interplay between intoxication and violence, in being intoxicated on one’s own violence, so too do violence and transformation become habituated in art. This intoxicated personhood transcends the divisions of the biological self, elevating consciousness to the selfless space of The Book, a constantly unfolding interiority in which the self’s unspecialness is allowed to touch the sublime.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781632430540
Publisher: Omnidawn Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 04/03/2018
Edition description: 1
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

LM RIVERA lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He co-edits Called Back Books with his partner, poet Sharon Zetter. His work has appeared in Upstairs at Duroc, Alien Mouth, FUZZ, Mannequin Haus, Prelude, Dream Pop Press, and elsewhere. He has published a chapbook, The Little Legacies. This is his first full-length book.

Table of Contents

A Deathprayer Overture: Or Initial Death Prayers For The Indefinite 25

The Post-Nietzschean Prelude 35

An Intro-Reduction 45

The Inner Part The Silver Legacy With P 49

Epilogue: The Book Of Devotional Cinema And Repetition In The Blank 87

Post-Script: Or Immaculate Dreams Located In A Manuscript 105

A Deathprayer Coda: Or Final Deathprayers For The Indefinite 127

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“The Drunkards fixes stillness in light-dunked ecstasy. Anxiety-pumped and ghost-voiced, LM Rivera urgently rolls out a new plan for language. The results are unsettling and poignant.”

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