9781552452165

Expressway

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  • ISBN13:

    9781552452165

  • ISBN10:

    1552452166

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-03-29
  • Publisher: Consortium Book Sales & Dist
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Summary

Echoing the pastoral and elegiac modes of the Romantic poets, whose reverence for nature never prevented them from addressing it with all ideas and sensibilities their times allowed, Sina Queyrass stunning new collection explores the infrastructures and means of modern mobility. Addressing the human project not so much as something imposed on nature but as an increasingly disturbing activity within it, Expressway exposes the paradox of modern movement and connection: we build more and more roads and highways (concrete and fibre optic), but rather than feeling more connected to the natural, to each other the more disenfranchised and anxious we seem to become. 'Cleanse the doors of perception,' Blake urged, and with that in mind, Queyras has written a bravely lyrical critique of our ethical and ecological imprint, a legacy easily blamed on corporations and commerce, but one weve allowed, through our tacit acquiescence, to overwhelm us. Every brush stroke, every bolt, and nut, every form and curve in our networks of oil and rubber, every thought and its material outcome each decision can make or unmake us.

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