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Socialist Realism (Paperback)

| Coffee House Press | 8/13/2019

ISBN-10 : 1566895510   ISBN-13 : 9781566895514   List Price : $16.95

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When Trisha Low moves west, her journey is motivated by the need to arrive "somewhere better"--someplace utopian, like revolution; or safe, like home; or even clarifying, like identity. Instead, she faces the end of her relationships, a family whose values she has difficulty sharing, and America's casual racism, sexism, and homophobia. In this book-length essay, the problem of how to account for one's life comes to the fore--sliding unpredictably between memory, speculation, self-criticism, and art criticism, Low seeks answers that she knows she won't find. Attempting to reconcile her desires with her radical politics, she asks: do our quests to fulfill our deepest wishes propel us forward, or keep us trapped in the rubble of our deteriorating world?

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  • ISBN-10: 1566895510
  • ISBN-13: 9781566895514
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 168
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