Poetry Suzanne Doppelt The Field Is Lethal

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The Field Is Lethal

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Poetry. Translated from the French by Cole Swensen. The supernatural, ventriloquism, table-turning, magic carpets, ghosts, THE FIELD IS LETHAL is immersed in a late nineteeth-century spiritualism. Borrowing freely from folklore and anecdote, Doppelt mixes oblique references, catching us in the sound and play of language as much as of ideas. Well-known as a photographer, Doppelt juxtaposes her text with delicate, eerie images. As Avital Ronell writes in her Postface for the book, we appreciate here "her manner, her astonishing modalities, the precision of her cuts."

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Suzanne Doppelt, a well-known French photographer, has collaborated with various other artists and writers, including Georges Aperghis, Ryoko Sekiguchi, and Anne Portugal. Director of the "Cabinet of Curiosities" series for the Parisian publisher Bayard and poetry editor for the cultural review Vacarme, she has held residencies with Inventaire-Invention, the Fondation Royaumont, and various other cultural institutions, and her photography has been in solo and group shows at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, Le Centre Culturel of Bastia, L'Institut Français of Naples, Le Pavillon des Arts, L'Ecole des Beaux Arts in Nîmes, New York University, the Cabinet d'Art Graphique of the Louvre, and the Galerie Martine Aboucaya in Paris.

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I ll just spit it out: I find Suzanne Doppelt, as work and Dasein, as personality a category that, according to Schelling, has been severely underrated by philosophers, if not entirely banned from discursive precincts to be genuinely remarkable. It s been a while since I have considered her singularity and my own inability to nail it. I have reserved for her double occupancy on my imaginary wish list, as writer and photographer. She s up there with the best of them, and yet her discretion allows for little fanfare and only minutely disbursed portions of appreciation. --from the Postface by Avital Ronell

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