Available September 2015

An unsettling anti-manifesto—or, as Cotler names his genre, “elegy for the manifesto”—calling for a radical reconsideration of the twenty-first century’s position in the history of art and literature in light of developments in the field of cryopreservation: suspended animation of animals and, theoretically, humans. This work of literary criticism is relevant and thoughtful, with an argument all the more alarming due to the rigor and sobriety with which it unfurls.

An unsettling anti-manifesto—or, as Cotler names his genre, “elegy for the manifesto”—calling for a radical reconsideration of the twenty-first century’s position in the history of art and literature in light of developments in the field of cryopreservation: suspended animation of animals and, theoretically, humans. This work of literary criticism is relevant and thoughtful, with an argument all the more alarming due to the rigor and sobriety with which it unfurls.

Elegies for Humanism

by T. Zachary Cotler

An unsettling anti-manifesto—or, as Cotler names his genre, “elegy for the manifesto”—calling for a radical reconsideration of the twenty-first century’s position in the history of art and literature in light of developments in the field of cryopreservation: suspended animation of animals and, theoretically, humans. This work of literary criticism is relevant and thoughtful, with an argument all the more alarming due to the rigor and sobriety with which it unfurls.

Rare Bird Books
Paperback, 2015: 9781942600084
US $9.95 | Literary Criticism

T. Zachary Cotler is the author of a novel, Ghost at the Loom, and two books of poetry, House with a Dark Sky Roof and Sonnets to the Humans. His awards include the Sawtooth Prize, the Amy Clampitt Residency, and the Ruth Lilly Fellowship. He is a founding editor of The Winter Anthology. He lives in Healdsburg, CA.

 

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