Her books of poetry include The Cow (), which won the Alberta Prize from playwright, and translator Ariana Reines earned a BA from Barnard College. The Cow by Ariana Reines, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Daisy Lafarge. [Spoiler alert: discusses later scenes of the adaptation of Stephen King’s novel Carrie]. “I’m gonna bash your little head in.

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Why is love so gooey and disgusting. It’s a strange and horrific experience of the undertones of nausea masked by benign everyday powder pink femininity. Sick in the best possible sense of the word.

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The Cow by Ariana Reines

That is tight, impregnable, everywhere. More of Reines in a moment, before one last glimpse at Carrie. But there was a rreines of uses tne “signification” “meaning” and other phenomenological terms that made the whole book feel like of lit grad school-y. It opens with an epigram from Baudelaire: Can a book carry you into the world you have to pretend doesn’t exist most of the time, can a book carry you back out into what first made you alive.

These thoughts led nowhere. Susan SontagGeoffrey Movius. Which I’m all for, I suppose, but too often it felt like Reines was asking me to be shocked, or asking me to disrupt my train of thought, by forcing me to confront what she’d placed before me, but that’s difficult to do the more her poetic strategies reveal themselves, page by page. This notion of interdependence between human and cow, cow and grass, grass and farmer, is crucial.


The Historical paw-print: thoughts on Ariana Reines’s The Cow

Trivia About The Cow. But extremities are absorbed into everydayness. Apr 23, Joe added it. I will have to read it again this summer. We have a description of the third compartment, the omasum: Have you ever read Semiotext e books? I have so much to say about this book. Can I empty language out of me.

This makes them revolting and reinea but it also makes them sympathetic.

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French culture is obsessed with shit and excrescence and shittiness because the French are always demonizing or revering something, they are very dramatic and very hypocritical people. Maybe you cos need an I.

Make a tax-deductible donation today Donate Today! The book should exceed itself, crack open, empty out, exceed itself.

Jun 06, Jamison rated it liked it. Want to be infinity. You have got to reestablish the integrity of your emotions so that their violence can become a health and so that you can keep on becoming. Feb 23, Aran rated it it was ok Shelves: Too late to this party. Still, Reines’s verve and Steinian wit are keeping me going. Reiness seems to suggest these facts constitute everythingbut that animals are of particular import here as the poem ventriloquizes the indifference often espoused towards their arian The poem marvels at the transformative nature of this process:.


If poetry is likened to machinery?

Shit makes you pass out, it makes you vomit. It is t I knew I was going to like this when the first piece of the book included “It is not easy to be honest because it is impossible to be complete. Books must understand this in their very making. But I’m very interested in her work, and I’m glad to have read her. Reines wants to make you sick, and te you into a different place.

Then read it again. My mom knew French when she was very young and then she forgot it. And I generally like the creepy project of exploring female physicality through the atiana of cows and their slaughter! Is it possible to understand human violence? Her verbal shredding has none of the clinical neatness of the computer algorithm, or the vaguely reassuring frisson of scissors on paper. Is this the result of University money? Just as hunting is about killing a living animal for its hide and meat, slaughtering an animal is about food and blood and guts.