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Alphabet by Ron Silliman
Book Description"The Alphabet" is a remarkable and notorious literary achievement, decades in the making, one continually debated, discussed, and imitated since fragments of it first appeared in the 1970s. Consisting of twenty-six smaller books, one for each letter of the alphabet, it employs language in ways that are startling and innovative. Over the course of the three decades during which it has appeared - in journals, magazines, and as stand-alone volumes - its influence has been wide-ranging, both on practicing poets and on critics who have had to contend with the way it has changed the direction of American poetry.Ron Silliman, a founder of the language poetry movement in the 1960s and one of its most dedicated and acclaimed practitioners, has deployed in "The Alphabet" the full range of formal and linguistic experiments for which he is known."The Alphabet" is a work of American ethnography, a cultural collage of artifacts, moments, episodes, and voices - historical and private - that capture the dizzying evolution of America's social, cultural, and literary consciousness.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780817354930
(229mm x 152mm x 59mm)
Imprint: The University of Alabama Press
Publisher: The University of Alabama Press
Publish Date: 15-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Ron Silliman
Age of Huts (Compleat), Paperback (April 2007)
Brings together all of the poems in auhtor's Age of Huts cycle, including Ketjak, Sunset Debris, The Chinese Notebook, and 2197, as well as two key satellite texts, Sitting Up, Standing, Taking Steps, and BART. This title questions everything we have known about poetry in order to see the world anew.
Under Albany, Paperback (November 2004)
Small Press Traffic "Book of the Year 2004". This memoir provides an exquisitely rich exploration of the relation of context to reference, subtext to meaning, back story to presented experience, and composition to poetics. Silliman's work unravels and reforms in this exemplary and exhilarating act of attention and reflection.
Sophist, Paperback (September 2004)
A pivotal book for Bernstein, The Sophist demonstrated his great range of subject matter, style, and genre. By contrasting wildly different approaches to poetry, Bernstein not only questions the intrinsic value of any given form but also provides a model for his later heterogeneous books.
Tjanting, Paperback (September 2002)» View all books by Ron Silliman
Silliman's major long poem published in a new edition and introduced by Barrett Watten. Tjanting abounds in a wealth of cultural reference and explores the strategies and procedures of constructing a reality in language. This classic text will delight readers and provide students of modern American poetry with a key work of the late 20th Century.
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Author Biography - Ron Silliman
Ron Silliman is the author or editor of twenty-six books of poetry or criticism, among them The Age of Huts (compleat), Tjanting, ABC, Demo to Ink, Paradise, [registered], What, Woundwood, and the memoir Under Albany. He edited the landmark poetry anthology In the American Tree and he has received a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, two Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and three arts commission grants from the state arts councils of California and Pennsylvania. His widely read Silliman's Blog, a daily journal devoted to contemporary poetry and poetics, has become a major force in online literary criticism.
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