By Juliana Spahr
Contemporary avant garde writing has frequently been neglected by means of those that research literature and id. Such writing has been perceived as unrelated, as disrespectful of subjectivity. yet Everybody's Autonomy as an alternative locates inside of avant garde literature versions of identification which are communal, connective, and racially involved. Everybody's Autonomy, because it tackles literary criticism's critical query of what kind of selves do works create, seems at works that inspire connection, works that current and have interaction with huge, public worlds which are in flip shared with readers. With this reason, it aligns the iconoclastic paintings of Gertrude Stein with international, immigrant Englishes and their accompanying subjectivities. It examines the critique of white individualism and privilege within the paintings of language writers Lyn Hejinian and Bruce Andrews. It appears to be like at how Harryette Mullen mixes language writing's open textual content with the distinctivesness of African-American tradition to suggest a communal, but nonetheless racially wakeful id. And it examines Theresa Hak Kyung Cha's use of damaged English and French to unsettle readers' fluencies and assimilating comprehensions, to decolonize studying. Such works, the e-book argues, good signify and extend altering notions of the general public, of everybody.
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