Poetics of Work

Author(s): Noemi Lefebvre; Sophie Lewis (Translator)

Social Thought

A state of emergency is declared in "the good city of Lyon" and protesters and police clash in the streets. At the unemployment office, there are few job opportunities for poets going around. So the poet reads accounts of life under the Third Reich and in Nazi language, smokes cannabis, walks through the streets, and eats bananas, drawn by an overbearing father into a hilarious and often cynical exploration of the push to be employed and the pull to write. In this Oulipian experiment written without gender markers for its narrator, No mi Lefebvre presents us with a comic and irreverent reckoning with the rise of nationalism and the hegemony capitalism has on our language, actions, and identities.


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  • : 9781945492440
  • : Transit Books
  • : Transit Books
  • : 0.01
  • : January 2021
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  • : Noemi Lefebvre; Sophie Lewis (Translator)
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 120