For Now
For Now

With erudition and wit, Eileen Myles recounts their early years as an awakening writer; existential struggles with landlords; storied moments with neighbors, friends, and lovers; and the textures and identities of cities and the country that reveal the nature of writing as presence in time.

For Myles, time's "optic quality" is what enables writing in the first place—as attention, as devotion, as excess. It is this chronologized vision that enables the writer to love the world as it presently is, lending love a linguistic permanence amid social and political systems that threaten to eradicate it. Irreverent, generous, and always insightful, For Now is a candid record of the creative process from one of our most beloved artists.

Title For Now
Edition First Edition
Author Eileen Myles
Publisher Yale University Press
Title First Published 22 September 2020
Format Hardcover
Nb of pages 96 p.
Product Detail Cloth
ISBN-10 0300244649
ISBN-13 9780300244649
Publication Date 22 September 2020
Publication , United States
Product Content Text (eye-readable)
Main content page count 96
Dimensions 6 x 9 in.
Weight 32 oz.

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