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The Darkness of the Present: Poetics, Anachronism, and the Anomaly

Steve McCaffery
Format
Book
Published
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, c2012.
Language
English
Series
Modern and Contemporary Poetics
ISBN
9780817357337 (pbk. : alk. paper), 0817357335 (pbk. : alk. paper), 9780817386429 (ebk.), 0817386424 (ebk.)
Contents
  • Cacophony, abstraction, and potentiality: the fate of the dada sound poem
  • Corrosive poetics: the relief composition of Ronald Johnson's radi os
  • Interpretation and the limit text: an approach to Jackson Mac Low's Words nd ends from Ez
  • Transcoherence and deletion: the mesostic writings of John Cage
  • A chapter of accidents: disfiguration and the marbled page in Laurence Sterne's The life and opinions of Tristram Shandy, gentleman
  • From muse to mousepad: informatics and the avant-garde
  • Parapoetics and the architectural leap
  • "To lose one's way" (for snails and nomads): the radical labyrinths of constant and arakawa and gins
  • Difficult harmony: the picturesque detail in Gilpin, price, and Clark Coolidge's Space
  • The 'pataphysics of Auschwitz
  • The instrumental nightingale: some counter-musical inflections in poetry from Gray to Celan.
Description
xii, 282 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. [243]-256) and index.
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