Unoriginal Genius: Poetry by Other Means in the New Century

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What is the place of individual genius in a global world of hyper-information - a world in which, as Walter Benjamin predicted more than seventy years ago, everyone is potentially an author? For poets in such a climate, 'originality' begins to take a back seat to what can be done with other people's words - framing, citing, recycling, and otherwise mediating available words and sentences, and sometimes entire texts. Marjorie Perloff here explores this intriguing development in contemporary poetry: the embrace of 'unoriginal' writing. Paradoxically, she argues, such citational and often constraint-based poetry is more accessible and, in a sense, 'personal' than was the hermetic poetry of the 1980s and '90s. Perloff traces this poetics of 'unoriginal genius' from its paradigmatic work, Benjamin's encyclopedic Arcades Project, a book largely made up of citations. She discusses the processes of choice, framing, and reconfiguration in the work of Brazilian Concretism and Oulipo, both movements now understood as precursors of such hybrid citational texts as Charles Bernstein's opera libretto "Shadowtime" and Susan Howe's documentary lyric sequence "The Midnight". Perloff also finds that the new syncretism extends to language: for example, to the French-Norwegian Caroline Bergvall writing in English and the Japanese Yoko Tawada in German. "Unoriginal Genius" concludes with a discussion of Kenneth Goldsmith's conceptualist book Traffic - a seemingly 'pure' radio transcript of one holiday weekend's worth of traffic reports. In these instances and many others, Perloff shows us 'poetry by other means' of great ingenuity, wit, and complexity.

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Descrizione libro The University of Chicago Press, United States, 2010. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. 231 x 160 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. What is the place of individual genius in a global world of hyper-information - a world in which, as Walter Benjamin predicted more than seventy years ago, everyone is potentially an author? For poets in such a climate, originality begins to take a back seat to what can be done with other people s words - framing, citing, recycling, and otherwise mediating available words and sentences, and sometimes entire texts. Marjorie Perloff here explores this intriguing development in contemporary poetry: the embrace of unoriginal writing. Paradoxically, she argues, such citational and often constraint-based poetry is more accessible and, in a sense, personal than was the hermetic poetry of the 1980s and 90s. Perloff traces this poetics of unoriginal genius from its paradigmatic work, Benjamin s encyclopedic Arcades Project, a book largely made up of citations. She discusses the processes of choice, framing, and reconfiguration in the work of Brazilian Concretism and Oulipo, both movements now understood as precursors of such hybrid citational texts as Charles Bernstein s opera libretto Shadowtime and Susan Howe s documentary lyric sequence The Midnight . Perloff also finds that the new syncretism extends to language: for example, to the French-Norwegian Caroline Bergvall writing in English and the Japanese Yoko Tawada in German. Unoriginal Genius concludes with a discussion of Kenneth Goldsmith s conceptualist book Traffic - a seemingly pure radio transcript of one holiday weekend s worth of traffic reports. In these instances and many others, Perloff shows us poetry by other means of great ingenuity, wit, and complexity. Codice libro della libreria AAH9780226660615

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Descrizione libro University Of Chicago Press, 2010. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "WhenThe Poetics of Indeterminacyappeared, our view of twentieth-century poetry was reconceived and reborn. Since then Perloff established herself as the pre-eminent scholar and critic of the Modern/Postmodern epoch, whose continuities she was the first to grasp. Of her work one wants to say, recalling Marianne Moore, it is a privilege to see so much profusion. Another wonderment,Unoriginal Geniuscircumnavigates the poetic world of the past 75 years, touching at strategic ports of call and eager to mix with many languages, cultures, and aesthetic media. The book starts in the theatre of Benjamin's Second Empire and finishes with a study of the Edgar Poedes nos jours, Kenny Goldsmithaptly finishes, since Perloff's underlying story, though she never says this and though nearly everyone has forgotten it, beganas Baudelaire knewwith Poe, the first of our great poetic theatricians."Jerome McGann, University of Virginia. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0226660613

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Descrizione libro The University of Chicago Press, United States, 2010. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. 231 x 160 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. What is the place of individual genius in a global world of hyper-information - a world in which, as Walter Benjamin predicted more than seventy years ago, everyone is potentially an author? For poets in such a climate, originality begins to take a back seat to what can be done with other people s words - framing, citing, recycling, and otherwise mediating available words and sentences, and sometimes entire texts. Marjorie Perloff here explores this intriguing development in contemporary poetry: the embrace of unoriginal writing. Paradoxically, she argues, such citational and often constraint-based poetry is more accessible and, in a sense, personal than was the hermetic poetry of the 1980s and 90s. Perloff traces this poetics of unoriginal genius from its paradigmatic work, Benjamin s encyclopedic Arcades Project, a book largely made up of citations. She discusses the processes of choice, framing, and reconfiguration in the work of Brazilian Concretism and Oulipo, both movements now understood as precursors of such hybrid citational texts as Charles Bernstein s opera libretto Shadowtime and Susan Howe s documentary lyric sequence The Midnight . Perloff also finds that the new syncretism extends to language: for example, to the French-Norwegian Caroline Bergvall writing in English and the Japanese Yoko Tawada in German. Unoriginal Genius concludes with a discussion of Kenneth Goldsmith s conceptualist book Traffic - a seemingly pure radio transcript of one holiday weekend s worth of traffic reports. In these instances and many others, Perloff shows us poetry by other means of great ingenuity, wit, and complexity. Codice libro della libreria AAH9780226660615

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