Andrei Codrescu and the Myth of America

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Known to the general public as a radio commentator on National Public Radio, Romanian-born essayist and poet Andrei Codrescu has developed a variety of voices throughout his career: Transylvanian humorist on NPR, surrealist poet in his many volumes of poetry, and academic essayist in his philosophical writings. Taking seemingly everyday events in seemingly mundane places, Codrescu is able to link the random details into a larger whole, leading his readers and listeners to conclusions very different from those they first imagined. This work explores Codrescu's writings and how they are a part of the surrealist tradition. It examines the ways in which his poetry and essays are influenced by his upbringing in Communist Romania and the liberal attitudes he encountered upon moving to the United States, and draws comparisons between Codrescu and other surrealists. A Codrescu interview by the author is also included.

Product Details

Price
£32.95
Publisher
McFarland & Co Inc
Publish Date
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780786421374

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