Author(s): Suzanne Doppelt; Cole Swensen (Translator)
Poetry. Art. Photography. Translated from the French by Cole Swensen. LAZY SUZIE furthers the project, developed in Suzanne Doppelt's previous three books, of reframing and thus reinterpreting the received knowledge of scientific inquiry. Constructed around the principle of multiple perspectives, LAZY SUZIE implicitly questions what distinguishes the scientific from other forms of inquiry through her textual and photographic engagement with the superstitious to the supernatural to the simply fraudulent. Turbulent, dizzying, even violent, Doppelt's prismatic, off- kilter vision—reflected in her syntax, phraseology, and imagery—creates a dynamic of conviction and doubt, with the problematics of perception at the center.