The Lobe by Lytle Shaw

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Poetry. ". . . Lytle Shaw has carried out often disruptive, sometimes hilarious, and sometimes melancholy explorations into the processes through which the world gets made into an object of knowledge. But what is the lobe of the book's title? A lobe is a roundish projection, a part of something to which it is attached by the very fissure that also creates it. A lobby could serve as an architectural example, its fissures the walls, doors, stairs, and elevators which connect it to the rest of the building. But not all lobes are material. Knowledge-creates lobes of a sort (hence the interest in Diderot). More precisely, it is about the fissures that form the known, the fissures that form knowers and that leave them (us) dangling in the wind"-Lyn Hejinian. A SIDE OF CLOSURE also available at SPD.

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Lytle Shaw is a writer who teaches American literature at New York University.
Published January 1, 2002 by Roof Books. 79 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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(Cooter, you comin?)" Shaw's writing here isn't designed to surpass the larger-than-life targets it locks on to, but the brash humor, whirlwind references and cameos by the likes of Brian Eno and Phil Rizzuto (who writes: "I disagree with those sticklers for logic, like Henry James....") convince...

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