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Kim Kardashian's Marriage
Kim Kardashian's Marriage | Sam Riviere
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The 72 poems in Kim Kardashian's Marriage mark out equally sharpened lines of public and private engagement. Kim Kardashian's 2011 marriage lasted for 72 days, and was seen by some as illustrative of celebrity life as a performance, as spectacle. Whatever the truth of this (and Kardashian's own statements refute it), Sam Riviere has used the furor as a point of ignition, deploying terms from Kardashian's make-up regimen to explore surfaces and self-consciousness, presentation and obfuscation. His pursuit is toward a form of zero-privacy akin, perhaps, to Kardashian's own life, that eschews a dependence upon confessional modes of writing to explore what kind of meaning lies in impersonal methods of creation. The poems have been produced by harvesting and manipulating the results of search engines to create a poetry of part-collage, part-improvisation. The effect is as refractive as it is reflective, and disturbs the slant on biography through a bricolage of recycled and cross-referenced language, until we are left with a pixellation of the first person.
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Meredith3 No! Never even heard of it! You gettin it?? 1y
emilyhaldi Lol why is this even a book?! Do read and let us know 😂 1y
Reviewsbylola #iwonder which marriage this could be about? 🤭 #abbainaugust 1y
Mdargusch No interest here. 1y
AnnieD It‘s a book of poetry that is a commentary on the charade of celebrity in modern society 1y
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