In these highly inventive essays, Joan Retallack, acclaimed poet
and essayist, conveys her unique post-utopian vision as she
explores the relationship between art and life in today's chaotic
world. In the tradition of the essay as complex humanist
exploration, she engages ideas from across history: Aristotle's
definition of happiness, Epicurus's swerve into unpredictable
possibility, Montaigne's essays as an instrument of... more...