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Blank
Interviews and Essays
By (author): M. NourbeSe Philip

ISBN:

9781771663069

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Trade
Paperback , Trade
English

Audience:

General/trade
May 31, 2017
$20.00 CAD
Forthcoming

Dimensions:

9in x 6 x 0.8 in | 540 gr

Page Count:

348 pages
BookThug
LITERARY CRITICISM / Canadian
Blank is a collection of previously out-of-print essays and new works by one of Canada's most important writers and thinkers.

Through an engagement with her earlier work, M. NourbeSe Philip comes to realize the existence of a repetition in the world: the return of something that, while still present, has become unembedded from the world, disappeared. Her imperative becomes to make us see what has gone unseen by writing memory upon the margin of history, in the shadow of empire and at the frontier of silence.

In heretical writings that work to make the disappeared perceptible, Blank explores questions of timeliness, recurrence, ongoingness, art, race, the body politic, and the so-called multicultural nation. Through these considerations, Philip creates a linguistic form that registers the presence of what has seemingly dissolved, a form that also imprints the loss and the silence surrounding those disappearances in its very presence.

Praise for M. NourbeSe Philip:

“Philip’s questions are difficult, and of an intensity of insistence rarely achieved.”—Erin Mouré

“Those still confused about why poetry might fracture and splinter and
stutter can find an answer in the work of M. NourbeSe Philip.” —Juliana Spahr



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