Andrei Codrescu and the Myth of America by Kirby Olson,Andrei Codrescu

By Kirby Olson,Andrei Codrescu

“This is a type of occasions, a time choked within the weeds of educational and civilian formalism. to place it mildly, so much of what we see in print in North the United States is unbearably trivial and singularly with out courage.”—Andrei Codrescu, The Disappearance of the Outside.
recognized to most of the people as a radio commentator on nationwide Public Radio, Romanian-born essayist and poet Andrei Codrescu has built numerous voices all through his profession: Transylvanian slapstick comedian on NPR, surrealist poet in his many volumes of poetry, educational essayist in his philosophical writings and ancient novelist. Taking doubtless daily occasions in probably mundane locations, Codrescu is ready to hyperlink the random info right into a greater entire, prime his readers and listeners to conclusions very varied from these they first imagined. This paintings explores Codrescu’s writings and the way they seem to be a a part of the surrealist culture. It examines the ways that his poetry, essays and novels are inspired by way of his upbringing in Communist Romania and the liberal attitudes he encountered upon relocating to the USA, and attracts comparisons among Codrescu and different surrealists. An interview with the writer is usually included.

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