Thursday, October 20, 2011

Poesia Americana 3: Claudia Rankine

"Am I dead? Though this question at no time explicitly translates into Should I be dead, eventually the suicide hotline is called. You are, as usual, watching television, the eight-o'clock movie, when a number flashes on the screen: I-800-SUICIDE. You dial the number. Do you feel like killing yourself? the man on the other end of the receiver asks. You tell him, I feel like I am already dead. When he makes no response you add, I am in death's position. He finally says, Don't believe what you are thinking and feeling. Then he asks, Where do you live?"

O resto está aqui.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Incrivel como ela pega a gente com as calcas na mao, traz o inesperado, como se nao fosse nada demais...

Paulodaluzmoreira said...

O livro dela Don't Let Me Be Lonely, que eu acabei de ler, é muito bom. Ela vem a Yale acho que na sexta-feira. Vamos, anônimo?