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  • Paperback
  • 116
  • Mature Themes
  • Andrew Durbin
  • English
  • 15 May 2018
  • 9781937658236

8 thoughts on “Mature Themes

  1. says:

    Sometimes when a work is so new there’s no way to process it My mind is a lazy organ filled with sets designed years ago peeling

  2. says:

    I loved this short book It should not really work as well as it does or at all being a crazy hodgepodge of memoir anecdotes reflections musings random bits and bobs no shopping lists though thank God not to mention the dreaded ‘p’ word P

  3. says:

    Basically this whole thing went over my head I'm an idiot but I could tell if I were smart with a brain that hasn't been fried by too much twitter I'd think it were very good Lol when I was buying this book at Politics and Prose the cashier told me he was friends w Durbin Cool I'm stupid

  4. says:

    is in such a weird feedback loop with pop culture

  5. says:

    Andrew Durbin's Mature Themes is like seeing a beautiful Baroue painted sunset as someone's phone background Really that's the best metaphor I can possibly use to describe this collection of critical essays and poetry Durbin's stand out sections read Clueless against Baudelaire to describe the crisis of the modern flanuese and a poe

  6. says:

    WoooooThis book totally convinced me Andrew is for sure my favorite contemporary writerMature Themes is such a rich read very genre bending and inventive in formAll modern poets should take notes it shifts perfe

  7. says:

    Through juxtaposition and verbal collage of all those hollow elements of modern culture Durbin unearths the actual humanistic parts of our capitalist society that most of us have already given up on

  8. says:

    weird book

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Mature Themes

Nd IRL when to go deep in a culture of so many unreliable communication technologies is to resend a text at 3 AM Throughout the book Durbin’s voice mutates into others in orde. is in such a weird feedback loop with pop culture

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R to uncover the fading specters of meaning buried under the pristine surfaces of art and Hollywood locating below them the other realities that structure our experience of both. WoooooThis book totally convinced me Andrew is for sure my favorite contemporary writerMature Themes is such a rich read very genre bending and inventive in formAll modern poets should take notes it shifts perfectly between the personal and universalthe analogy of mundane life hand in hand with surrealism is worked in such a smart way it all becomes top grade poetryThis book will feel like it appeals to the idea of modernity and present for a long time Modern but not tackyI just had to write a review This one deserves all the praise it can getClass stuff

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Andrew Durbin’s Mature Themes is a hybrid text of poetry art criticism and memoir focused on the subject of disingenuity and what constitutes personal experience both online a. Sometimes when a work is so new there s no way to process it My mind is a lazy organ filled with sets designed years ago peeling paint and rotting but still in use as a roadmap to reality My reality which isn t real of course just a fabrication a shortcut really to expedite my way Why would I want to do that Lazy remember So when I open a book like MATURE THEMES by Andrew Durbin I m lost and my first instinct is to dismiss it and then uickly find the door Then something happened I orient myself or accurately allow myself not to seek stability but just read And I read And read Because I couldn t stop reading A good marker for what will become my favorite art is art that I can t understand and reject on first sight listen read but then it becomes intimately familiar and I can t understand why I ever didn t understand it Does that make sense I hope not Because I don t fully understand Durbin s poetry but I know it s poetry What else could this mishmash of line breaks essay first person fiction etc which is uniue and executed with authority be There s so much going on personal stuff I think and public stuff Durbin s creativity is a dustbin in which he sweeps up everything and processes it on the page There s a lot of pop and celebrity here but then our culture has a lot of pop and celebrity Maybe they re symbols or maybe they re just objects placeholders like the worn backgrounds in my head only here they re not dormant they re material and like any artist Durbin uses them to tell his story I don t know But I m thinking That s good I m cleaning out the waste that has waylaid my experience and replacing it with well I guess Durbin s but in so doing I m seeing things freshly That s yummy


About the Author: Andrew Durbin

Andrew Durbin is the author of Mature Themes Nightboat 2014 and MacArthur Park Nightboat 2017 He is the Senior Editor for the Americas at frieze and lives in New York