"Of a vale"
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Of a Vale uses the form of the poetic Bildungsroman to account for the formation of a poetic and a subjectivity, all while staying aware of the stakes, limits, and implications of the generic framework that it operates within, as well as the ways that all frameworks become generic, genetic. In five parts, each containing narratives of the development of a speaking subject, of a poetic consciousness, and of an erotogenic body, this manuscript tries to engage with and subvert mythic accounts of the "I." As Dan Beachy-Quick once noted of Of a Vale, this book traces "a coming into consciousness in ...