Cultural Writing. Essays. ADORNO'S NOISE is a collection of experimental, poetic, and conceptual essays that "once again proves how necessary an encounter with [Harryman's] writing has become for us today" (Avital Ronell). ADORNO'S NOISE takes a stunning plunge into a kaleidoscopic world of globalization, female sexuality, the place of art and artist, and the looming power of the state. Phrases from Theodor Adorno's aphoristic philosophical text, Minima Moralia, serve as catalysts for an explosion of thought and language that quickly breaks Adorno's orbit. As Rob Halpern puts it: "ADORNO'S NOISE reinvents the 'essay as form,' but it doesn't stop short of reinventing thinking." Other Carla Harryman titles available from SPD include OPEN BOX (IMPROVISATIONS), BABY, and ANIMAL INSTINCTS.
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Carla Harryman works in interdisciplinary performance, poetry, and prose. She has authored twenty-four books including ANIMAL INSTINCTS: PROSE, PLAYS, ESSAYS (This Press, 1989), GARDENER OF STARS: A NOVEL (Atelos, 2001), ADORNO'S NOISE (Essay Press, 2008), and the two-volume SUE IN BERLIN and Sue á Berlin with French translation by Sabine Huyn (Presses Universitaires de Rouen, 2017). Her performances have been presented internationally, including at Documenta 12 and Music Unlimited in Wells, Austria. She serves on the faculty of Eastern Michigan University, where she teaches in an interdisciplinary creative writing program.