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Rough Likeness: Essays, Purpura, Lia
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Author Name:    Purpura, Lia

Title:   Rough Likeness: Essays

Binding:   PAPERBACK

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Sarabande Books 

ISBN Number:   1936747030 / 9781936747030

Seller ID:   ING9781936747030

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Lia Purpura's essays are full of joy in the act of intense observation; they're also deliciously subversive and alert to the ways language gets locked and loaded by culture. These elegant, conversational excursions refuse to let a reader slide over anything, from the tiniest shards of beach glass to barren big-box wastelands. They detonate distractedness, superficiality, artificiality. In the process, Purpura inhabits many stances: metaphysician and biologist, sensualist and witness--all in service of illuminating that which Virginia Woolf called "moments of being"--previously unworded but palpably felt states of existence and knowing. "Rough Likeness" finds worlds in the minute, and crafts monuments to beauty and strangeness.



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