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In these highly inventive essays, Joan Retallack, acclaimed poet and essayist, conveys her unique post-utopian vision as she explores the relationship between art and life in today's chaotic world. In the tradition of the essay as complex humanist exploration, she engages ideas from across history: Aristotle's definition of happiness, Epicurus's swerve into unpredictable p ...more
Paperback, 291 pages
Published March 4th 2004 by University of California Press (first published 2004)
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Creative thinking that encourages us to take risks; focuses on (my) cultural heroes--Gertrude Stein, Rosmarie Waldrop, John Cage. Often very entertaining to read too.
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Just ordered from UC big sale!
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