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Theoryland free pdf Theoryland is an epic poem satirizing the pretentious sorts of academic literary criticism called "Theory." This long, ingenious, often witty poem incorporates motifs from T. S. Eliot's "Wasteland" and "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," but the final confection is lively and contemporary. Price's voice is his own, gliding from highbrow allusion to near-rap to Hollywood phantasmagoria. Theoryland is funny, sad, and one-of-a-kind. Theoryland tells the story of a young professor who wants to be a big-time player in the land of Theory. Theoryland is arguably the best long poem published this year. ------------------------------------------------------ In the rooms the critics come and sneer: my intertext is all veneer. I may have sinned, my closure fated, Who knew this jargon was two months dated? I can hear the co-eds cringing, each to each, I'm scuttling claws, sunk out of reach....

About Bruce Deitrick Price

Bruce Deitrick Price is a novelist, painter, poet and education activist. Born in Norfolk, Va. Graduated from Princeton with Honors in English Literature. Author of five books. Has had seven solo art shows. Aesthetic in all arts is somewhat avant-garde, playful, and experimental. Art site is ArtNorfolk.com- the lit site is Lit4u.com. Aside from the arts, main activity is Improve-Education.org, which presents 80,000 words of original content about robots, sophistry, Latin, phonics, 1984, Pavlov, birds, maps, English usage, design, and the odd things our education establishment does. His many articles on education led to a book, "The Education Enigma: What Happened To American Education," which can be obtained on Amazon. Theoryland mocks the academic pretenders. The Education Enigma explains what the same type of people (they all have PhD's) are doing to the schools and why. CHORUS It's a dark noon in Gaza as theories clash- books are not burned but analyzed to ash. Look homeward, angels, and weep for truth, Theory's good enough for youth. That's from Theoryland. In the public schools, an equivalent Chorus would sing the praises of Whole Word, Reform Math, Constructivism, etc. A wasteland of gimmicks.

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Author : Bruce Deitrick Price
Publisher : Createspace
Data Published : 23 March 2009
ISBN : 144148986X
EAN : 9781441489869
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 30 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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