Best Read [Renee Gladman] ☆ Ana Patova Crosses a Bridge || [Science Book] PDF ↠

By Renee Gladman | Comments: ( 505 ) | Date: ( May 30, 2020 )

Ana Patova Crosses a Bridge is the third volume of Renee Gladman s magnificent, melancholy series about the city state of Ravicka, or about the architectures of its absence It is tempting to read the Ravickian books as an extended allegory of architecture itself, perhaps, except that architecture is already half allegorical, its every element raised to prefigure whatever Ana Patova Crosses a Bridge is the third volume of Renee Gladman s magnificent, melancholy series about the city state of Ravicka, or about the architectures of its absence It is tempting to read the Ravickian books as an extended allegory of architecture itself, perhaps, except that architecture is already half allegorical, its every element raised to prefigure whatever meanings can make their way to them If any can In Ravicka, meanings indeed most contact of any kind remain in abeyance, building, in absentia, the constitutive negative spaces of the narrative There is a plot it lays out zones of sheer ambience Experiences, of which there are many, unfold as a redolent lingering in the structures of immateriality, the radical realities of the insubstantial Gladman is a philosopher of architecture, though not that of buildings Rather, she thinks and writes the drifts, partitions, and immobilities of identity, affect, communication, the very possibility of being human Profound, compelling haunting, even the story of Ravicka is astonishingly ours LYN HEJINIAN


  • Title: Ana Patova Crosses a Bridge
  • Author: Renee Gladman
  • ISBN: 9780984469390
  • Page: 260
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Renee Gladman

Born in Atlanta, GA, in 1971, Renee Gladman studied Philosophy at Vassar College and Poetics at New College of California In addition to Calamities, she is the author of eight works of prose, including the Ravicka novels Event Factory 2010 , The Ravickians 2011 , and Ana Patova Crosses a Bridge 2013 , as well as a book of poetry, A Picture Feeling Her most recent work of fiction Morelia is forthcoming in 2016 A longtime publisher and bookmaker, her projects include Clamour 1996 1999 , Leroy Chapbook series 1999 2003 , and Leon Works since 2005 She is the recipient of a 2014 2015 fellowship from The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and a 2016 grant to artists from Foundation for Contemporary Arts She lives in New England with poet ceremonialist, Danielle Vogel.



Comments Ana Patova Crosses a Bridge

  • Nate D

    Like Gladman's prior two Ravicka novels, this one is about language and architecture, their points of intersection, echo, or thematic vibration. There's only a ghost of the narrative threads traced by the prior two, but this works excellently by itself as a slow iteration of the continuing themes. Like Nicole Brossard's earlier works (Un livre for instance) this is a very open text rendering in spare poetic terms, allowing much room for active reading and reinterpretation. Each short text of the [...]


  • Drew

    Each successive Ravicka book has taken us further inside the minds of the people of Ravicka and ANA PATOVA is no exception: Ana Patova, poet and author and student of architecture as well as love interest of Luswage Amini (narrator/main character of THE RAVICKIANS), has written a book about the collapse of Ravicka that seems to be happening across the board. This is that book - Gladman's entire novel is in fact this book written by Patova. or is it? As the architecture of Ravicka shifts and chan [...]


  • Jeff Raymond

    The final book from Ravicka, this book was maybe more enjoyable in some ways but also really, really confounding. For every mystery unraveled, a new one pops up. The writing style is strange and foreign, which is the point, and it makes for a narrative almost of mini-episodes than anything else.I don't have a lot new to say that I didn't say about the first two books, but the way this entire series succeeds in portraying foreignness and mystery is one I wish I could see more of. Just a beautiful [...]


  • Crowjonah

    This book is a beautiful, attentive person at an intimate gathering of friends to whom I am merely an acquaintance, and whose language I've just begun to learn. They are patient with me, and generous in their tolerance of my pantomiming, but it's quickly evident to everyone that it'll be best for me to stand aside to watch the comings and goings. The shifts mesmerize, the drink is good, the chatter surprisingly sparse. It is warm. I will stay here as long as they'll have me.


  • Jasmin

    Was initially turned off by the seeming narrative. Then, the narrative twisted and distorted itself, intriguing me. People left but didn't actually leave, they existed but also didn't. Architecture shifted and turned. Reading this book was an experience I've never had before. I was entranced and would like to read more by Renee Gladman.


  • Sarah

    I'm debating between 3 and 4 stars. In it's way it's academic, or like a long writing exercise. A lot of the book is about writing, the viewpoint and community, connection and disconnection of writing--I do believe that is a valuable subject. Perhaps I was in the mood for something less notioned. But I liked the whole series and will re-read at some point.


  • A. M.

    Magnificent, eloguent, expansive, deeply human. Although it relies more on the second book than the second did on the first, it still stands alone with grace and beauty. For those who love architecture, language and the people of both.


  • T. Dwella

    Take your time with this one. It is a great piece of art and will flip and turn you around. Reading this piece was a little challenging but once I let go of expectations I progressed through it much more smoothly.


  • Geoffrey

    Well, it's short, I'll give it that! Otherwiseblah. I probably should've given the first book a higher rating, given how much better it is than the follow-ups.


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