Stranger

Stranger

Laura Sims / Jun 17, 2019

Stranger A mother s illness and death is only the beginning of the story of STRANGER This is a death whose presence and particulars are inscribed We feel from all angles as Sims s quicksilver narrative moves

  • Title: Stranger
  • Author: Laura Sims
  • ISBN: Stranger
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  • Page: 358
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  • A mother s illness and death is only the beginning of the story of STRANGER This is a death whose presence and particulars are inscribed We feel from all angles, as Sims s quicksilver narrative moves through a mother s life and its incompletion, apprehension of death, and the adult child s attempts at comprehension In the end is a hopeful hopelessness approaching Eterni A mother s illness and death is only the beginning of the story of STRANGER This is a death whose presence and particulars are inscribed We feel from all angles, as Sims s quicksilver narrative moves through a mother s life and its incompletion, apprehension of death, and the adult child s attempts at comprehension In the end is a hopeful hopelessness approaching Eternity Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, 77 pages Published April 1st 2009 by Fence Books More Details Original Title Stranger ISBN 1934200239 ISBN13 9781934200230 Edition Language English Other Editions None found All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Stranger, please sign up

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    Lists with This Book This book is not yet featured on Listopia Add this book to your favorite list Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Jul 24, 2012 Ross Brighton rated it it was amazing life s not a paragraphAnd death i think is no parenthesis e e cummings, since feeling is first This collection is a song of loss, an elegy to a departed mother It is a coming to terms through language with both this death and the pseudo presence of memory, and mother in daughter.Somewhere Artaud proposes that the process of reading summons an ur presence, a conjuration of that which is part reader and part author In this text the epistemological life s not a paragraphAnd death i think is no parenthesis e e cummings, since feeling is first This collection is a song of loss, an elegy to a departed mother It is a coming to terms through language with both this death and the pseudo presence of memory, and mother in daughter.Somewhere Artaud proposes that the process of reading summons an ur presence, a conjuration of that which is part reader and part author In this text the epistemological questions arise am I knowing Sims, or my construction of her And what of her mother, who has departed into that ultimate in every sense of the word alterity Sims does not shy away from these issues of epistemology and metaphysics, nor does she presume to offer any answers Instead the text functions as an investigation into the trauma of the death of a loved one, and the questions raised by their absence and yet presence in the traces of memory and genetics As such another level of existence is created within the matrix of the poem a textual haunting.Foremost, however, the poem is a record of loss Syntactically broken, the fractures and stutters mirror the interruption of death, and its calling into question of the grammar epistemological framework of the text of existence Here the mimetic logic of grammar stumbles and breaks down, as any attempt at narrativisation or representation is doomed to failure as an attempt to write the unwriteable to make sense of that which is essentially other Here we find Derrida s aporia closely aligned with the concept of death , the logical misstep, a no place or unreachability i This is where cummings metaphor which he disowns, yet still implies by stating creating it becomes untenable The parenthetical, while housing a semi discrete unit, does not entail a sentence, much less a paragraph the presence of the signifiers between which said unit is housed embed it within the larger sentence unit, which is in turn existent within the larger paragraph or as a paragraph of its own though the set paragraph denotes a wider field or category than sentence Further, the designation of these as parenthetical statement, sentence, and paragraph imply the continuation of the text beyond them at the very least as a logical possibility, if not in actuality The death, or life, of an individual may be described as such, but only when witnessed experienced from outside, and even then it maintains an intrinsic alterity, and can never be fully comprehended as Derrida states, one s own death is the one thing that can be claimed experienced as truly and solely one s own, yet still this remains unthinkable and unexperienceable until it has already happened a non event ii As such, to return to the textual metaphor, death would be better described as the back cover to the book, where the turning of another page is an impossibility.Sims book, with its almost narrative of stutters, breaks, and false starts is an attempt to make sense of the literally unthinkable, and the implication of one s own mortality for if a mother, the ultimate bearer of life, can die, then so too can the daughter, who carries part of the mother within herself As such Sims takes up the responsibility given in such events, to write what little that can be written As such she creates records of consequence 37 , drawing from the past Those hidden things From the previous Margin 27 , that are catalogued, yet remain blank 41.These records take the form of an inscription of fractured moments, images and memories collected from the detritus of the past, bring ing to mind yellow s sunlit her myriad past 11 But which is this her The third person implies that it is not Sims the younger however, the recollection of memory implies that it is indeed the poet This ambiguous use of the pronoun creates a link between mother and daughter, however tenuous the sharing of a surrogate name.Links are created, but there is no such thing as a copy 44 As Deleuze asserts iii , repetition only occurs through difference and these hers are not the same This difference is reinforced by one having become blank , the other left to catalogue this absence, and dispel the void through inscription For the blank, through the inscription of its name between those brackets, becomes something other than the nothing it signifies, and thus Sims asserts herself, two stories deep 68, note the pun As she states in the same poem From her mud plateau , and once again with the ambiguous pronouns __She is twofold__A compound__ __That shape am IThrough inscription the I can take shape and there, in the stillness of the white between the lines, something can coalesce And this space, in its silence, also plays a large part in the poem though this is meditative than the sometimes shocking, traumatic silence of Myung Mi Kim One is never sure what can come from death, if anything but here there is something, and it comes, quietly, and with a beauty i See Jacques, Derrida Aporias, Trans Thomas Dutoit Stanford Stanford University Press, 1993 ii Ibid see also The Gift of Death, trans David Wills Chicago University of Chicago Press 2007 2nd ed iii Deleuze, Gilles Difference and Repetition, trans Paul Patton New York Columbia University Press 1995 flag Like see review Jun 01, 2009 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing Another admission Laura is my friend, and one of the co editors of Instance Press with me and Beth Anderson She is a remarkable writer Go get this book This is the blurb I wrote for the book In Stranger, Laura Sims enters the territory of the irreconcilable, where the intimacy that lies deepest in us Alive with its absence remains event or entity that Dissent cannot undo Yet Sims responds to the necessary and unbearable dilemma of loss with the revivifying intimacies of language The Another admission Laura is my friend, and one of the co editors of Instance Press with me and Beth Anderson She is a remarkable writer Go get this book This is the blurb I wrote for the book In Stranger, Laura Sims enters the territory of the irreconcilable, where the intimacy that lies deepest in us Alive with its absence remains event or entity that Dissent cannot undo Yet Sims responds to the necessary and unbearable dilemma of loss with the revivifying intimacies of language There is no such thing as a copy, the poet rightly insists, and yet her lucidity plumbs, recalcitrant and fierce, into experienc that we all know, or will There is no adpet or trustworthy guide into this terrain flag Like see review Nov 25, 2009 Paul Klinger rated it it was amazing I am giving this book credit, in spite of the fact that the first two sections Blank and Another Country are not in the same vicinity of Letters from Elsewhere or the last section Elsewhere The Letters from Elsewhere section demonstrates Niedecker, a real devotional kind of reading that has been applied with wonder I have great admiration for this work flag Like see review View 1 comment May 04, 2009 Kristi rated it it was amazing I think this book would read interestingly beside Jennifer K Dick s FLUORESCENCE flag Like see review Marco rated it it was amazing Dec 10, 2017 Rob Mclennan rated it really liked it Dec 14, 2014 Patrick rated it it was amazing Nov 17, 2009 Stephanie rated it it was amazing Jul 21, 2016 Carrie rated it it was amazing Oct 13, 2009 Idra rated it it was 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        Laura Sims is the author of LOOKER, a debut novel, forthcoming from Scribner in January 2019 She has also published four books of poetry, including Staying Alive, and is the editor of Fare Forward Letters from David Markson She lives outside of New York City with her family.


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    1. life s not a paragraphAnd death i think is no parenthesis e e cummings, since feeling is first This collection is a song of loss, an elegy to a departed mother It is a coming to terms through language with both this death and the pseudo presence of memory, and mother in daughter.Somewhere Artaud proposes that the process of reading summons an ur presence, a conjuration of that which is part reader and part author In this text the epistemological life s not a paragraphAnd death i think is no pare [...]


    2. Another admission Laura is my friend, and one of the co editors of Instance Press with me and Beth Anderson She is a remarkable writer Go get this book This is the blurb I wrote for the book In Stranger, Laura Sims enters the territory of the irreconcilable, where the intimacy that lies deepest in us Alive with its absence remains event or entity that Dissent cannot undo Yet Sims responds to the necessary and unbearable dilemma of loss with the revivifying intimacies of language The Another admi [...]


    3. I am giving this book credit, in spite of the fact that the first two sections Blank and Another Country are not in the same vicinity of Letters from Elsewhere or the last section Elsewhere The Letters from Elsewhere section demonstrates Niedecker, a real devotional kind of reading that has been applied with wonder I have great admiration for this work.



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