By Andrei Guruianu,Anthony Di Renzo

A poet and essayist try to locate their bearings in a civilization misplaced at sea.

Dead reckoning is the nautical time period for calculating a ship’s place utilizing the space and course traveled instead of tools or astronomical remark. For these nonetheless getting better from the atrocities of the 20th century, even though, the time period has an excellent grimmer that means: toting up the butcher’s invoice of struggle and genocide.

As its identify indicates, Dead Reckoning is an try and locate our bearings in a civilization misplaced at sea. performed within the shadow of the centennial of the 1st global battle, this discussion among Romanian American poet Andrei Guruianu and Italian American essayist Anthony Di Renzo asks even if Western tradition will effectively navigate the tricky waters of the hot millennium or shipwreck itself at the error of the earlier centuries. utilizing historic and modern examples, they discover such subject matters because the barriers of reminiscence, the transience of life, the futility of historical past, and the problems of creating artwork and which means within the twenty-first century.

Andrei Guruianu teaches within the Expository Writing software at long island collage. His earlier books contain the poetry collections Made within the photograph of Stones and Portrait with out a Mouth.

Anthony Di Renzo is affiliate Professor of Writing at Ithaca university and the writer of many books, together with Bitter vegetables: Essays on nutrients, Politics, and Ethnicity from the Imperial Kitchen, additionally released through SUNY Press.

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