The Resource Pilot impostor, James Hannaham

Pilot impostor, James Hannaham

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Pilot impostor
Title
Pilot impostor
Statement of responsibility
James Hannaham
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From visual artist and award-winning writer of Delicious Foods, a book of prose and images that uses the poetry of Fernando Pessoa and the history of air disasters to investigate con men, identity politics, failures of leadership, the privilege of ineptitude, the slave trade, and the nature of consciousness. Early in 2017, on a plane trip from Cape Verde to Lisbon, James Hannaham started reading Pessoa & Co., Richard Zenith's English translation of Fernando Pessoa's selected works. It was two months since the presidential election; like many people, ideas about unfitness for service and failures of leadership were very much on his mind. Imagine his consternation upon opening the Pessoa anthology to discover that the first line in the first poem, The Keeper of Sheep is: "I've never kept sheep/But it's as if I did." The Portuguese, Hannaham had been musing, were also responsible for jump-starting colonialism and the global slave trade, which gradually became racialized based on false beliefs about people of African descent. Pessoa published only one book in Portuguese in his lifetime, Mensagem, which consisted of unselfconscious paeans to European explorers. Hannaham felt compelled to respond to Pessoa's work in some way: to undo it in certain respects, and to rescue from it what still felt relevant. Once in Lisbon, he began a quasi-daily practice of reading a poem from Zenith's anthology, meditating on a response, and writing a piece in whatever mode seemed to click, regardless of form or genre. This book is the result of that practice"--
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Tone
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11026085
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hannaham, James
Dewey number
818/.608
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3608.A71573
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Swindlers and swindling
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Failure (Psychology)
  • Poets, Portuguese
  • Leadership
  • Privilege (Social psychology)
  • Incompetence
  • Slave trade
  • Belief and doubt
  • Consciousness
Label
Pilot impostor, James Hannaham
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First Soft Skull edition.
Extent
141 pages
Isbn
9781593767013
Lccn
2021018482
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
Label
Pilot impostor, James Hannaham
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First Soft Skull edition.
Extent
141 pages
Isbn
9781593767013
Lccn
2021018482
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations

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