The Resource The apartment of tragic appliances, Michael D. Snediker, (electronic resource)

The apartment of tragic appliances, Michael D. Snediker, (electronic resource)

Label
The apartment of tragic appliances
Title
The apartment of tragic appliances
Statement of responsibility
Michael D. Snediker
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
The Apartment of Tragic Appliances, named as a finalist for a 2013 Lambda Literary Award, is a literal place in which a hapless, portable dishwasher "heats residue only to reimagine cleanliness as an art project," a recalcitrant microwave neglects to heat, and a refrigerator dies an inconvenient, bulky death. It is also that psychic space in which we consider our loneliness, our wandering hearts, our unpacked boxes, our vulgar desires.In Queer Optimism: Lyric Personhood and Other Felicitous Persuasions (Minnesota, 2007), Michael Snediker worked "in the interests of felicity" to undermine the ways in which queer theory customarily privileges shame and melancholy. Here, in his first full-length collection of poetry, he undertakes a similar upending of expectation, acknowledging "gay sadness" but refusing to fall fully under its sway. The demi-tragedies of daily life are recounted by a voice that is variously wistful, giddy, bawdy, silly, and tart. Along the way, Michael Snediker sets off an impressive pyrotechnic display of literary allusion, drawing on the superstars of the Western canon (think: Virgil, Racine, Proust, James, Wharton, Tennessee Williams) and of popular culture (Lucille Ball, John Travolta, Alex Trebek).Buyer beware: In these pages you will not find advice on how to feng shui your duplex or tame a Cuisinart run amok. Instead, you will find something far rarer: a book of poetic sustenance. As Daniel Tiffany observes, "We have been missing poems like these for a long time.”
Cataloging source
PQKB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Snediker, Michael D
Dewey number
811
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
English
Literary form
poetry
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poetry
  • Popular culture
Label
The apartment of tragic appliances, Michael D. Snediker, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Copyright
Note
  • "First published in 2013 by Peanut Books, a literary offshoot of punctum books, Brooklyn, NY"--title page verso
  • Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (69 pages)
Form of item
  • electronic
  • online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
1 illustration; digital file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (SSID)ssj0001664908
  • (PQKBManifestationID)16453626
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0001664908
  • (PQKBWorkID)14998936
  • (PQKB)11105485
  • (EXLCZ)992670000000557909
Label
The apartment of tragic appliances, Michael D. Snediker, (electronic resource)
Copyright
Note
  • "First published in 2013 by Peanut Books, a literary offshoot of punctum books, Brooklyn, NY"--title page verso
  • Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (69 pages)
Form of item
  • electronic
  • online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
1 illustration; digital file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (SSID)ssj0001664908
  • (PQKBManifestationID)16453626
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0001664908
  • (PQKBWorkID)14998936
  • (PQKB)11105485
  • (EXLCZ)992670000000557909

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