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|Kate Tempest's powerful new narrative poem--set to music on her album of the same title--illuminates the lives of a single city street, creating an electric, humming human symphony. Let Them Eat Chaos, Kate Tempest's new long poem written for live performance and heard on the album release of the same name, is both a powerful sermon and a moving play for voices. Seven neighbors inhabit the same London street, but are all unknown to each other. The clock freezes in the small hours, and one by one we see directly into their lives: lives that are damaged, disenfranchised, lonely, broken, addicted, and all, apparently, without hope. Then a great storm breaks over London, and brings them out into the night to face each other--and their own last chance to connect. Tempest argues that our alienation from one another has bred a terrible indifference to our own fate, but she counters this with a plea to challenge the forces of greed which have conspired to divide us, and mend the broken home of our own planet while we still have time. Let Them Eat Chaos is a cri de c ur and a call to action, and, both on the page and in Tempest's electric performance, one of the most powerful poetic statements of the year. "|
|Publisher||Bloomsbury Publishing USA|
|eBay Product ID (ePID)||227664206|
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|Number of Pages||80 Pages|
|Lc Classification Number||Pr6120.E655a6 2017|
|Reviews||"[ The Bricks that Built the Houses ] marks the arrival of a significant new voice . . . deeply affecting: cinematic in scope; touching in its emphatic humanity . . . Tempest's voice--by turns raging and tender--never falters. By the time the novel reaches its cleareyed climax, cleverly undercutting its own promised happy ending, the reader is left with the impression of a work that hums with human life." -- The New York Times Book Review , Editor's Choice "Ms. Tempest has an ability to write about big, metaphysical subjects in the most vernacular language."--Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times, "This feels a lot like Patti Smith here, in massive wordplay. The sorrows, loss, and rage are the same; and you have to admire the inner beauty coming to surface in serious ways; and more than that, applaud a young artist on a marvelous occasion for driving a dream to the fullest extent just for the flight of it." - Washington Review of Books "Ms. Tempest has an ability to write about big, metaphysical subjects in the most vernacular language." - Michiko Kakutani, New York Times "Capture[s] a yearning for something better that resonates in this early 21st-century political climate." - Publishers Weekly "Tempest is brilliant at painting pictures with words, drawing compelling characters that pull you into their lives." - Jay Gabler, "The Current", MPR, "Ms. Tempest has an ability to write about big, metaphysical subjects in the most vernacular language." --Michiko Kakutani, New York Times "[ The Bricks that Built the Houses ] marks the arrival of a significant new voice . . . Deeply affecting: cinematic in scope; touching in its emphatic humanity . . . Tempest's voice--by turns raging and tender--never falters. By the time the novel reaches its cleareyed climax, cleverly undercutting its own promised happy ending, the reader is left with the impression of a work that hums with human life." --Editor's Choice, New York Times Book Review "Thrillingly good . . . Ms. Tempest stitches together words with such animate grace that language acquires an almost tactile quality, and the drama she unfolds . . . soars to operatic dimensions. . . . [An] hypnotically persuasive vision." --Charles Isherwood, New York Times on BRAND NEW ANCIENTS "[Kate Tempest] is language, passion and politics, and if that isn't life, what is?" --Jeanette Winterson, New York Times Book Review on BRAND NEW ANCIENTS|
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