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

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 with out courage.”—Andrei Codrescu, The Disappearance of the Outside.
recognized to most people as a radio commentator on nationwide Public Radio, Romanian-born essayist and poet Andrei Codrescu has constructed various voices all through his profession: Transylvanian stand-up comedian on NPR, surrealist poet in his many volumes of poetry, educational essayist in his philosophical writings and historic novelist. Taking doubtless daily occasions in likely mundane locations, Codrescu is ready to hyperlink the random info right into a better complete, top his readers and listeners to conclusions very diverse 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 motivated through his upbringing in Communist Romania and the liberal attitudes he encountered upon relocating to the us, and attracts comparisons among Codrescu and different surrealists. An interview with the writer is additionally included.

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