becoming beast: poems for Emma v (Paperback)

becoming beast: poems for Emma v By David C. McLean Cover Image

becoming beast: poems for Emma v (Paperback)

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This is the fifth volume in McLean's "poems for Emma" series. It is about how Emma helped him leave humanity behind & enter an intense animal state, a form of posthuman being, where posthumanism is seen similarly to how Lyotard sees postmodernism as prior to modernism, & in some ways a crisis state of modernism. As he usually does, McLean draws on another Lyotardian idea, that of intensity as presented in "Libidinal Economy", as well as Deleuze & Guattari's becoming-animal. It is an intensity prior to linguistic distinctions & a real becoming that produces no actual end state animal. The words "real" & "actual", as always, are used in this book with their philosophical rather than their everyday meanings. There is naturally a BDSM theme that recurs in this book, since it contains love poetry. There is a religious element too. The cover is designed by McLean using an image owned by Emma. "here is beast identity, whatever i am savage & real in me, not actual, not the product the actual animal, but identity being claw & fang absence & flesh us fuck forever, Emma, flesh us fuck forever.
Product Details ISBN: 9781326770013
ISBN-10: 1326770012
Publisher: Lulu.com
Publication Date: August 24th, 2021
Pages: 138
Language: English