Mature Themes

Mature Themes Andrew Durbin s Mature Themes is a hybrid text of poetry art criticism and memoir focused on the subject of disingenuity and what constitutes personal experience both online and IRL when to go deep

  • Title: Mature Themes
  • Author: Andrew Durbin
  • ISBN: 9781937658236
  • Page: 464
  • Format: Paperback
  • Andrew Durbin s Mature Themes is a hybrid text of poetry, art criticism, and memoir focused on the subject of disingenuity and what constitutes personal experience both online and IRL when to go deep in a culture of so many unreliable communication technologies is to resend a text at 3 AM Throughout the book, Durbin s voice mutates into others in order to uncover theAndrew Durbin s Mature Themes is a hybrid text of poetry, art criticism, and memoir focused on the subject of disingenuity and what constitutes personal experience both online and IRL when to go deep in a culture of so many unreliable communication technologies is to resend a text at 3 AM Throughout the book, Durbin s voice mutates into others in order to uncover the fading specters of meaning buried under the pristine surfaces of art and Hollywood, locating below them the other realities that structure our experience of both.

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    1. Sometimes when a work is so new there’s no way to process it. My mind is a lazy organ, filled with sets designed years ago, peeling paint and rotting, but still in use as a roadmap to reality. My reality, which isn’t real, of course, just a fabrication, a shortcut really, to expedite my way. Why would I want to do that? Lazy, remember. So when I open a book like MATURE THEMES by Andrew Durbin I’m lost and my first instinct is to dismiss it and then quickly find the door. Then something hap [...]

    2. I loved this short book. It should not really work as well as it does, or at all, being a crazy hodgepodge of memoir, anecdotes, reflections, musings, random bits-and-bobs (no shopping lists though, thank God) not to mention the dreaded ‘p’ word. Poetry. We all know that Real Men Do Not Read Poetry.But the poems flow organically into, and out of, the main text. You cannot really skip them, as you would in a novel where poems have been inserted, for here they are part-and-parcel of the narra [...]

    3. Basically this whole thing went over my head I'm an idiot but I could tell if I were smart with a brain that hasn't been fried by too much twitter I'd think it were very good. Lol when I was buying this book at Politics and Prose the cashier told me he was friends w Durbin. Cool. I'm stupid

    4. Through juxtaposition and verbal collage of all those hollow elements of modern culture Durbin unearths the actual humanistic parts of our capitalist society that most of us have already given up on.

    5. Popular culture /art lite theory music. Projects knowingness and ease. Good example of how lyric might take in contemporary ethos without feeling like a gimmick.

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