Metropolis XXX: The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire

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Edge, Jan 1, 2004 - Poetry - 71 pages
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Fitterman's newest book drags Edward Gibbon's historical explorations into the parallel morass of today's mass marketing and consumerism, where Roman Art becomes Airbrush, Roman transportation becomes Bubble Wrap. The third book of Fitterman's long poem Metropolis, METROPOLIS XXX is composed of found text, but unlike many poems of that type it also achieves a sustained and consistent critique of contemporary culture. Instead of restating the fall of the roman state in words of his own, Fitterman speaks only in the readymade discourse, found by chance, verbatim, amid the ruins of the imperial American marketplace.

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Contents

Section 1
5
Section 2
9
Section 3
11
Section 4
14
Section 5
17
Section 6
18
Section 7
19
Section 8
21
Section 17
37
Section 18
39
Section 19
41
Section 20
45
Section 21
51
Section 22
53
Section 23
54
Section 24
60

Section 9
26
Section 10
27
Section 11
28
Section 12
29
Section 13
32
Section 14
33
Section 15
35
Section 16
36
Section 25
63
Section 26
64
Section 27
65
Section 28
69
Section 29
70
Section 30
71
Section 31
72
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