PLACE, Vanessa
Dies: A Sentence

In Dies: A Sentence, Vanessa Place withholds the period for 130 pages and one long night as its legless narrator recounts the war journey that has lead him to his final point of final truth, next to an armless man making stew. Place’s single sentence unmoors time and space, subject and object, victim and perpetrator, in a voice sanctifying everything and elegizing nothing. As poet and scholar Susan McCabe says in her introduction, “Roll over, dear Whitman. Here’s our new original.”

 [publisher's note]

Published by Les Figues, 2005

Price: 15€

PLACE, Vanessa - Dies: A Sentence