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By Andrei Guruianu,Anthony Di Renzo

ISBN-10: 1438461127

ISBN-13: 9781438461120

A poet and essayist try to locate their bearings in a civilization misplaced at sea.

Dead reckoning is the nautical time period for calculating a ship’s place utilizing the gap and path traveled instead of tools or astronomical statement. For these nonetheless improving from the atrocities of the 20th century, despite the fact that, the time period has an excellent grimmer which means: toting up the butcher’s invoice of conflict and genocide.

As its name indicates, Dead Reckoning is an try to locate our bearings in a civilization misplaced at sea. carried out within the shadow of the centennial of the 1st international warfare, this discussion among Romanian American poet Andrei Guruianu and Italian American essayist Anthony Di Renzo asks no matter if Western tradition will effectively navigate the tough waters of the recent millennium or shipwreck itself at the errors of the prior centuries. utilizing historic and modern examples, they discover such subject matters because the obstacles of reminiscence, the transience of lifestyles, the futility of historical past, and the problems of creating artwork and which means within the twenty-first century.

Andrei Guruianu teaches within the Expository Writing software at ny college. His prior books contain the poetry collections Made within the photo of Stones and Portrait with no Mouth.

Anthony Di Renzo is affiliate Professor of Writing at Ithaca collage and the writer of many books, together with Bitter vegetables: Essays on foodstuff, Politics, and Ethnicity from the Imperial Kitchen, additionally released by way of SUNY Press.

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