Destroyer of Naivetés
by Joseph Nechvatal
Brooklyn, NY: punctum books, 2015. 110 pages.
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Published on Punctum Books, Destroyer of Naivetés by Joseph Nechvatal falls through the cracks of time, a decadent epic of the eye, a voyage through the abyss where eye becomes vision in excess of meaning and seems to lure us into a world of non-meaning and nonsense that is not so much a agon of the heart as of the intellect in search of an immanent revelation into the heart’s desires.
This work – not so much poetry, as a gob of light spattered across the black immiseration of our insanity, a metamorphosis on the surface of sex and farce, presenting a litany of surrealist and decadent forays into those crime-Worlds where as Bataille gloatingly reminds us the flesh secretly craves immersion: an excess of voice and gesture, a journey into the grotesque carnival of the…
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