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Author Gottlieb, Daphne, 1968-

Title Kissing dead girls / Daphne Gottlieb
Published Brooklyn : Soft Skull Press ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (138 pages)
Contents table of contents; maps and legends 136; mouth-to-mouth 3; how to make a dead girl 4; destroyer of all things 5; pilot light 6; fragment of an analysis of a case of hysteria 8; re-agent 10; undressing Josephine in public 12; undressing Josephine in private 13; the it girl 14; how to make a dead girl float 15; everything she asks of me 16; suicide artist 18; lucky in love 20; animal magnetism 21; letters to a dead reader 24; whitman's sampler: killing the father of free verse 25; gertrude reflects on sex 27; elemental 30; shining the boy 32; the hit parade 33; stockholm syndrome 34; waxing 37
incisive 38vocabulary lesson six 39; torch song for you 41; it's not sexy when you do it like that 42; twelve love words and two words of despair after pablo neruda 45; sharp 46; if music be the fruit of love 48; why can't the english teach their children how to speak? 49; the nation-state of her body 51; our lady of the other 52; signed, sealed, delivered 58; the use of recent world events considered 59; there's no place 61; jani
Summary Gertrude Stein's work is co-opted and re-seen in an attempt to unpack the relationship between love and war; Walt Whitman makes a command performance in dismembered bits of forced formal verse; and "The Exorcist" and "The Devil in Miss Jones" are sutured together in an attempt to locate the horror of desire. Fusing pornography and postfeminist theory, transcript and tell-all, these playful, penetrating poems and stories reach off the page in search of what it is to be known, both to the masses and to the "Other."
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Subject Erotic poetry, American.
Women -- Poetry.
Genre/Form Poetry.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 159376328X (electronic bk.)
9781593763282 (electronic bk.)
(paperback, alk. paper)
(alk. paper)
(paperback, alk. paper)
(alk. paper)