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The Men

Robertson, Lisa

ISBN 10: 1907587551 / ISBN 13: 9781907587559
Published by Enitharmon Press, 2014
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Title: The Men

Publisher: Enitharmon Press

Publication Date: 2014

Book Condition:Very Good

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First published in Canada in 2006 *The Men* has gone on to sell thousands of copies, captivating readers with its wry yet passionate lyric of men. Lisa Robinson writes of men using the literary form they have developed to reveal themselves, with all of their spoken and unspoken agendas and justifications. Following a tradition that includes Petrarch's Sonnets, Cavalcanti, Dante's works on the vernacular, Montaigne, and even Kant, Robertson is compelled towards the construction of the textual subjectivity these authors convey - a subjectivity that honours all the ambivalence, doubt, and tenderness of the human. Yet she remains angered by the structure of gender these works advance. At once intimate and oblique, humorous and heartbreaking, composed and furious, *The Men* seeks to defamiliarise both who and what men are.

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Lisa Robertson was born in Toronto in 1961. She lived for many years in Vancouver, where she studied at Simon Fraser University, ran an independent bookstore, was a collective member of the Kootenay School of Writing, and was involved in Artspeak Gallery, an alternative gallery that connects the visual arts and writing; she is an honorary member of their board of directors. Robertson's books of poetry include XEclogue (1993); Debbie: An Epic (1997), nominated for a Governor General's Award; The Weather (2001); and R's Boat (2010). The Men was first published by BookThug in Toronto in 2006. Her architectural essays are collected in Occasional Works and Seven Walks from the Office for Soft Architecture (revised ed. 2010), and she has published a work of prose essays, Nilling (2012). Robertson has been the subject of a special issue of Chicago Review and was the Holloway poet-in-residence at the University of California-Berkeley in 2006. In 2005 she was awarded the PIP Gertrude Stein Awards for Innovative Poetry in English. Robertson has taught at universities across the US and the University of Cambridge, and is currently teaching at Princeton. She holds no degrees and has no academic affiliation, and supports herself through freelance writing on art, architecture, astrology, interior design, and food. She lives in France.

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