Being Here: Sociology as Poetry, Self-Construction, and Our Time as Language

Author: Will, Frederic
Year:2012
Pages:232
ISBN:0-7734-2911-5
978-0-7734-2911-6
Price:139.95
These are poems describing the process of writing as integral to creating the self and our experience of time. There are numerous poems in this text. Ranging from discussing distinctions between Modernism and Postmodernism, to being nervous, to the joy of reading, and the goal is to deconstructively describe the process of writing.

Reviews

“In the book, the mixture of poetry and prose electrifies the author’s considerations of language.”

-Prof. Frank Menchacha,
Vice President, Research Solutions, Cengage Learning

“The author’s new attempt at autobiography. The meaning of no meaning.”

Prof. Georg M. Gugelberger University of California

Table of Contents

Introduction by Frank Menchaca What are Modernism and Postmodernism?
The ear turns inside the mind
I’m here, and I know what I’m doing
The stuff is easily written
Anthony Elliott
For what is about to happen
Went shdrokei wild
The joy of reading?
The discipline of Comparative Literature
These poiemata, of course…
Getting nervous?
Tupus shdrokei interlude
Alphanumerical excursus
Tried sneaking you off
Interludes explicatorius
A lonely Tupus
Interludus philosophicus
Tupus interludus
Porosity between discourses
The truck rolls on, full of language
Tupacus interlude
What better place than this
Interlusus
Interlusus, Large-Frame Issues
On the sense in which the unreality of the sign world
Catholic interlusus
WHAT WE HAVE LEARNED HERE ABOUT LEARNING
Looking at a basic theme a little more closely
The apocalyptic issues involved in naming and saving/losing the world
For Tupus and me there is no question
The ingredience of Poetry
Bibliography
Nominalism and Realism
Lyotard
POMO
John Berryman’s Dream Songs
The site to which I refer the writer’s condition
Alain interlusus
The words that form
Tupus has no personality
AND A WORD TO PREVENT THIS TEXT FROM IN ANY SENSE WRAPPING ITSELF UP AS IT WRAPS ITSELF UP