Item description for Holiday by Jennifer Firestone...
While ostensibly documenting a European vacation, Holiday interrogates historical narratives and artistic representations, examining patriarchal and nepotistic political and religious connections that are repackaged into the souvenir experience. From stripped reportage to dream fragments, Holiday positions the "traveller" in a hyperconscious lens that undermines conventional notions about the meaning of a holiday. Beneath the careful recording of art, food, and guidebooks' "most visited sites" are reverberations of war and power exposing the traveller's consumer culpability and the role of choice in demarcating and memorializing personal and historical trajectories.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.3" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date Jan 15, 2008
Publisher Shearsman Books
ISBN 1905700539 ISBN13 9781905700530
Availability 123 units. Availability accurate as of May 27, 2017 02:27.
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More About Jennifer Firestone
Jennifer Firestone is the author of FLASHES (2012) and HOLIDAY (2008), both from Shearsman Books, and Waves, an investigation of death and "death- language" published by Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs in 2008. Her work has appeared in numerous journals, including How2, FOURTEEN HILLS, 580 Split, Boog City, MIPOesias, Can We Have Our Ball Back, Dusie, and Moria. She is also co-editor, with Dana Teen Lomax, of the anthology LETTERS TO POETS: CONVERSATIONS ABOUT POETICS, POLITICS, AND COMMUNITY, published by Saturnalia Books in Fall 2008. The recipient of grant-supported writing residencies at the Ragdale Foundation, the Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, and the Vermont Studio Center, Jennifer lives in Brooklyn with her partner and their young twins. She is Poet in Residence at Eugene Lang College at the New School University.