Andrei Codrescu

return of the repressed in the age of avantgarde robots
June 21, 2018 Codrescu Andrei

return of the repressed in the age of avantgarde robots

for eric


creating and smashing ideas of high and low was a good
business but it cost followers much unneeded pain: they
did get tenure but at what cost? to take up gymnastics at
their age was therapeutic but not glorious. Still, that is the
law of succession: first, the French have a good party, then
the Germans clean up. then the weather messes up
the plumbing and the proletariat rises again with tools:
they were waiting patiently in the unconscious for transfer

Andrei Codrescu ( has been a commentator on All Things Considered since 1983. He is an homme-de-lettres whose novels, essays and poetry have been infiltrating the American psyche since he emigrated from his native Romania to Detroit in 1965. He is the author of forty books of poetry, fiction, and essays, and the founder of Exquisite Corpse. He has received a Peabody award for the PBS version of his film Road Scholar, and has reported for NPR and ABC News from Romania (1989) and Cuba (1996). His new books are The Poetry Lesson,(Princeton) and Bibliodeath: My Archives (with Life in Footnotes) (Antibookclub).