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The Uses of the Body [EPUB] ✼ The Uses of the Body Author Deborah Landau – Thomashillier.co.uk A thrilling meditation on the passages of a woman s life O The Oprah Magazine Landau s killer wit evokes Dorothy Parker crossed with Sylvia Plath leaping spark after spark growing to deadly dark fire A thrilling meditation of the PDF/EPUB ½ on the passages of a woman s life O The Oprah Magazine Landau s killer wit evokes Dorothy Parker crossed with Sylvia Plath leaping spark after spark growing to deadly dark fire The Uses of the Body is her best book its acerbic tone interspersed with lines of grave and startling beauty Los Angeles Times Like Richard Linklater s Boyhoodbut for girls and women Deborah Landau s vividly relatable third The Uses eBook ¸ collection The Uses of the Body reminds us that coming of age lasts well beyond adolescence Vogue As freshly immediate as ever award winning poet Landau reveals that The Uses of the Body are manifold moving in four sections with a roughly chronological feel from wedding parties to flabby bodies around the pool to the realization But we already did everything all with an underlying sense of urgency Life please explain As Landau explores Uses of the eBook ´ her physical self and her sexuality she s tart witty fluid direct and brutally honest and her work can be appreciated by any reader Library Journalstarred review Deborah Landau is both confessional and direct like Sylvia Plath and Allen Ginsberg Her taut elegant highly controlled constructions meditate upon yearning and selfhood BooklistDeborah Landau s Uses of the Body presents the very specific challenges of womanhood Her poems address what it means to be alive right now in a female body She fills her poetry with compelling nouns wine glasses bridal gowns and books and teacups and ghosts And what ghosts underneath evocative images and poetic play there s a moving yearning mysticismFrom Mr and Mrs End of Suffering The Uses of the Body are wake upThe Uses of the Body illusion The Uses of the Body Rinse repeatTo make another body September Draw the blanket upLace your shoes The major and minor passions Sunlight Hair The basic pleasures Tomatoes Keats meeting a smart man for a drink The Uses of the BodyIt is only a small house It gets older Its upper and lowerIts red and white trim It s tempting to gloss over this partso you won t really see meDeborah Landau is the author of two books of poetry She was educated at Stanford Columbia and Brown where she earned her PhD Currently she is the director of the NYU Creative Writing Program and lives in New York City.

  • Paperback
  • 80 pages
  • The Uses of the Body
  • Deborah Landau
  • 22 July 2014
  • 155659481X

About the Author: Deborah Landau

Deborah Landau is of the PDF/EPUB ½ the author of four collections of poetry Soft Targets The Uses of The Body and The Last Usable Hour all Lannan Literary Selections from Copper Canyon Press and Orchidelirium which won the Anhinga Prize for Poetry Her work has appeared in The Paris Review The New Yorker Poetry American Poetry Review Tin House The Best American Poetry The New York Times The Wall Street Journal The Harvard Review and elsewhere The Uses eBook ¸ She is Director of the Creative Writing Program at New York University where she also teaches deborahlandaucom.



10 thoughts on “The Uses of the Body

  1. D.A. D.A. says:

    Deborah Landau s audacity is searing and ineffaceable I have been indelibly and delightfully scarred by her work Before you have kids,you get a dog.Then when you get a baby,you wait for the dog to die.When the dog dies,it s a relief.When your babies aren t babies,you want a dog again.Poetry lives for such bold music and acuminate wit Landau s poems are living monsters that will eat your brains.

  2. Tiffany Tiffany says:

    Beautiful I devoured this book and then immediately reread it.

  3. Valerie Valerie says:

    Random words Punctuation weird, yeah.Thoughts scrambly Did not connect.Not even a little.

  4. Courtney Clark Courtney Clark says:

    This collection was so resonant for me I read it and then went straight back to the beginning to read it over again.

  5. Sanjay Varma Sanjay Varma says:

    I liked some moments Here are a few stanzas from Mr and Mrs End of Suffering where her plain, direct, clipped language works quite well In opera you get what you needIt s not marriageA man to sleep with.A place to lay my head at night.He knows every road of me.Can find the turnoff without a map.Can drive along the low stone wallIn the dark until he reaches the open fieldBut honestly, her style didn t resonate with me Many of her poems read like drafts instead of final versions For example, I liked some moments Here are a few stanzas from Mr and Mrs End of Suffering where her plain, direct, clipped language works quite well In opera you get what you needIt s not marriageA man to sleep with.A place to lay my head at night.He knows every road of me.Can find the turnoff without a map.Can drive along the low stone wallIn the dark until he reaches the open fieldBut honestly, her style didn t resonate with me Many of her poems read like drafts instead of final versions For example, from Minutes, Years If the brakes don t work.If the pesticides won t wash off.If the seventh floor pushes a brickOut the window and it lands on my head.If a tremor, menopause Cancer ALS.These are the ABCs of my fear

  6. Natalie Natalie says:

    This was an enjoyable summer read Though you can move through the collection quickly, the poems could be discusses at length My favorite sections were Mr and Mrs End of Suffering The City of Paris Has You in Mind Tonight Some of the poems areabstract than what I generally appreciate, but I like Landau s use of language The major and minor passions Sunlight Hair The basic pleasures Tomatoes, Keats, meeting a smart man for a drink and with book and teacups and ghosts and time ampl This was an enjoyable summer read Though you can move through the collection quickly, the poems could be discusses at length My favorite sections were Mr and Mrs End of Suffering The City of Paris Has You in Mind Tonight Some of the poems areabstract than what I generally appreciate, but I like Landau s use of language The major and minor passions Sunlight Hair The basic pleasures Tomatoes, Keats, meeting a smart man for a drink and with book and teacups and ghosts and time ample, a slow greedy feast If there s no one to walk with all over this city you can go to the movies can hurry stop buy a bunch of lavender, a book, a pastry be someone distinct true personal and new

  7. Terri Terri says:

    This is a delicious little book of poetry Landau s writing about the body and how we move through the world is evocative, sensual, intimate, and powerful Because I had a baby this year, I was especially drawn to her poems about new motherhood When she describes being home with a newborn like being snowed in with summer that stayed with me so clearly Her other poems spoke to me too she made me smell ripe, damp Earth and rainy city streets Will definitely be reading .

  8. Alisa Alisa says:

    Contemporary Jen says, Try to see the whole landscapeof your life, not just the part that s collopasing or Ladies and gentlemen, introducingMr and Mrs of the moment now and dancing.Mr and Mrs End of SufferingMr and Mrs Safe and Headed Where Will read DL s other collections, for sure.

  9. James James says:

    A brutally honest and journey through poetry of a woman s life It captures the questioning soul striving for answers through being single, being married, and becoming a mother, and finding none Throughout it is an acerbic, funny, provocative meditation on what being a woman means in contemporary life Highly recommended.

  10. Jessica Jessica says:

    Into it.

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