Why some people hate poetry

Extension wallhttps://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/10/why-poetry-misses-the-mark/497504/

 

” Poetry is linked, in his vision, to the possibility of a total redemption of human society, of the kind Marxism used to call “the revolution.” In particular, his fusion of aesthetic, political, and spiritual messianism brings to mind the work of Walter Benjamin, the 20th-century German Jewish theorist. Lerner’s previous book, the novel 10:04, was saturated in the Benjaminian concept of redemption: the idea that the world as we know it carries within itself the possibility for transformation. Key to this vision is the idea that salvation will come from within, from a rearrangement of the world, rather than through an external power or a god.”

Book Cover: The Hatred of Poetry by Ben Lerner
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I like poetry and history
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