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The Field Is Lethal
Poetry. Translated from the French by Cole Swensen. The supernatural, ventriloquism, table-turning, magic carpets, ghosts, THE FIELD IS LETHAL is immersed in a late nineteeth-century spiritualism. Borrowing freely from folklore and anecdote, Doppelt mixes oblique references, catching us in the sound and play of language as much as of ideas. Well-known as a photographer, Do ...more
Paperback, 80 pages
Published December 15th 2010 by Counterpath Press
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I enjoyed this book quite a bit. Non-linear, fragmented, fictive, consumed by the mechanism of the human body and the unusual power of dream logic, interspersed with abstract photography, I thought this was a compelling, prismatic examination of an artist's inner consciousness. A splaying of obsessions, rendered in pictures and lyrical prose. Swensen's translation is fluid and inventive. I highly recommend it.