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, such a lot of what we see in print in North the United States is unbearably trivial and singularly without courage.”—Andrei Codrescu, The Disappearance of the Outside.
identified to most of the people as a radio commentator on nationwide Public Radio, Romanian-born essayist and poet Andrei Codrescu has constructed 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 historic novelist. Taking probably daily occasions in possible mundane locations, Codrescu is ready to hyperlink the random information right into a greater complete, major his readers and listeners to conclusions very diversified from these they first imagined. This paintings explores Codrescu’s writings and the way they're a a part of the surrealist culture. It examines the ways that his poetry, essays and novels are motivated via his upbringing in Communist Romania and the liberal attitudes he encountered upon relocating to the U.S., and attracts comparisons among Codrescu and different surrealists. An interview with the writer is additionally included.

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