Beyond “Lyric Shame”: Ben Lerner on Claudia Rankine and Maggie Nelson | Literary Hub

The rejection of linguistic integration and anti-expressionist attacks on the lyric subject have recently been described by Cathy Park Hong as a symptom of the avant-garde’s “delusion of whiteness,”

its specious belief that renouncing subject and voice is anti-authoritarian, when in fact such wholesale pronouncements are clueless that the disenfranchised need such bourgeois niceties like voice to alter conditions forged in history.

Source: Beyond “Lyric Shame”: Ben Lerner on Claudia Rankine and Maggie Nelson | Literary Hub

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