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The Kindness Colder Than the Elements

The Kindness Colder Than the Elements (Paperback)

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Under the sop to Cerberus

The calculating brain calculated his death

His labour

Went over the moon

Just like the moron cow

His milk was the kindness

Higher but colder than the elements.

With wit and cunning, Noble's poems insinuate themselves into

the mediations of "we use language" / "language uses

us," into the objectification of "mind," into the

struggles and cracking of systems. Cuing on Hegel's epochal

revitalization of the syllogism, they begin with

sentences-cum-arguments that issue from an everyman's intentions

and insights, playing into and baiting the "sociality of

reason." In the cut-up sentences then come the restless,

accelerated themes-themes that exist only in their variations,

ghosting into one another like the dusk and the dawn in a winging,

distended now.

Fiction & PoetryPoetryPoetry by individual poets Publisher: AU Press Publication Date: 01/09/2011 ISBN-13: 9781926836249  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Poet, philosopher, and family farmer, Charles Noble divides his time between Banff and Nobleford, Alberta. His most recent books are Sally O: Selected Poems and Manifesto (Thistledown press, 2009) and Death Drive Through Gaia Paris (University of Calgary Press, 2007). He won the Writers Guild of Alberta poetry award for his collection Wormwood, Vermouth, Warphistory (Thistledown Press, 1995).

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