Description - The Tears of Things by Peter Schwenger
Concerned in part with the act of collecting, The Tears of Things is itself a collection of exemplary art objects- literary and cultural attempts to control and possess things. However, these representations of objects perpetually fall short of our aspirations. Schwenger examines what is left over-debris and waste-and asks what art can make of these.
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Author Biography - Peter Schwenger
Peter Schwenger is professor of English at Mount St. Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He is the author of Fantasm and Fiction: On Textual Envisioning, Letter Bomb: Nuclear Holocaust and the Exploding Word, and Phallic Critiques: Masculinity and Twentieth-Century Literature.