Friday 26 March 2021


"I do nothing because I don’t know how to defend a person who’s being crushed and dragged along the ground and kicked to a pulp with complete impunity, nor do I know how to get a job or write a CV or any biography, nor even poetry, not a single line of it.” Our Book of the WeekNoémi Lefebvre's new novel Poetics of Work, explores the cultural crises of late capitalism against the backdrop of increasing bigotry, nationalism and police brutality during the state of emergency that followed the 2015 terrorist attacks in France. What possibility is there for poetry in a language deformed by authoritarianism and the description of assault weaponry? 
>>Read Thomas's review.  
>>Read an extract
>>Poétique de l'emploi.

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