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The United States of Wind free pdf Raise the windsock. Read the compass. Ride where the wind wills it. Late 2010. From the end of fall to the beginning of winter, Daniel Canty becomes a wind seeker. Aboard the Blue Rider, a venerable midnight-blue Ford Ranger crested with a weathervane and a retractable windsock, he surrenders himself to the fluidity of air currents. The adventure leads him and artist driver Patrick Beaulieu from the plains of the Midwest up to Chicago, the Windy City, into the wind tunnel linking the Great Lakes, through the cities of lost industry of the Rust Belt, only to veer off into Amish pastoralia, and to the forests of Pennsylvania, Civil War land, where fracking is stirring up the ghosts of the first oil rush. Canty creates a gentle road book, a melancholy blue guide written in an airy, associative prose, where images coalesce and dissipate, carried away through the outer and inner American landscape. The book, mixing the tropes of road narrative, poetic fabulation, and philosophical memoir, reaches towards images on the horizon of memory, to find out where they come from, while coming to the foreordained realization that, wherever memory may lead us, its images will be long gone when we get there and most probably were never even there at all. The book's through-line is about this emotional reality of images, the ways in which they take hold upon us and carry us back to the deep narrative of self. Clocking in at 160 pages, most readers don't realize that the adventure spans only ten days, and that The United States of Wind is, in a very real way, a journey through a fold in time.

About Daniel Canty

Daniel Canty was born in the suburb of Lachine, Quebec, and now lives in Montreal. His works circulate freely between literature and publishing, film and theatre, contemporary art and design. He is the author of a novel, Wigrum (La Peuplade, 2011- Talonbooks, 2013) and a history of automata in American literature, Etres artificiels (Liber, 1997). He has devised three award-winning collaborative books: Cite selon (Le Quartanier, 2006), on the city- La Table des Matieres (Le Quartanier, 2007), on eating- and Le Livre de Chevet (Le Quartanier, 2009), on sleeping. He has also translated books of poetry by Stephanie Bolster, Erin Moure, Michael Ondaatje, and Charles Simic. His recent exhibition, Bucky Ball (Artexte, 2014), constructed a memory theatre out of the ghost of Buckminster Fuller and the phantom landscape of Expo 67. Canty studied literature and the philosophy of science in Montreal, publishing in Vancouver, and film in New York and Montreal. He teaches dramatic writing at L'Ecole nationale de theatre du Canada and event design at Universite du Quebec a Montreal. In 2014, he completed a six-month residency at the Studio du Quebec in London. His website is

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Author : Daniel Canty
Publisher : Talon Books,Canada
Data Published : 01 October 2015
ISBN : 0889229422
EAN : 9780889229426
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 192 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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