Mature Themes

Mature Themes

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Andrew Durbin's Mature Themes is a hybrid text of poetry, art criticism, and memoir focused on the subject of disingenuity--and what constitutes personal experience both online and IRL when to go deep in a culture of so many unreliable communication technologies is to resend a text at 3 AM. Throughout the book, Durbin's voice mutates into others in order to uncover the fading specters of meaning buried under the pristine surfaces of art and Hollywood, locating below them the other realities that structure our experience of both.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 157.48 x 213.36 x 15.24mm | 249.47g
  • Nightboat Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1937658236
  • 9781937658236
  • 840,885

Review quote

"Andrew Durbin's Mature Themes revisits Baudelaire to ask a question: What would a critique of society look like today? Probably like the Home Shopping Network, a Justin Bieber tattoo worn by a man named Catullus #63, or the sound of an Adidas tracksuit falling. What do you get when you cross the the London riots of 2011 with a flight from PVO to SFO? Durbin's themes re-negotiates our version of artificial paradise--the sound of spleen breaking apart and evaporating into haunted graffiti."--Tan Lin (1/1/2014 12:00:00 AM)show more

About Andrew Durbin

ANDREW DURBIN is the author of several chapbooks, including Reveler and Believers. His work has appeared in the BOMB, The Boston Review, Fence, Mousse, Triple Canopy, and elsewhere. He co-edits Wonder and lives in New York.show more

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47 ratings
3.76 out of 5 stars
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4 30% (14)
3 23% (11)
2 13% (6)
1 2% (1)
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