NewPages Reviews Lividity

Writing for NewPages, Patrick James Dunagan reviews Kim Rosenfield’s Lividity.

One’s body and language are entwined. Speech is a physical act. How we use language defines bodily elements of our consciousness. A quick on-line search for the meaning of the term lividity turns it up as ‘a state of discoloration which may often be the result of an onslaught of unbridled fury.’ There’s a clear visceral quality to the word that this text yearns after, boxing itself in a bit as performativity outweighs concerns more poetic and/or literary.

Read the full review of Lividity at NewPages Book Reviews.

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