Item description for Louis Zukofsky: Selected Poems (American Poets Project) by Charles Bernstein, Hans Wilhelm, M. Thomas, R. Bagshaw, Ian P. T. Firth & M.D. Gary S. Sachs...
Overview A single-volume selection of the influential Objectivist poet's works includes several of his short pieces as well as excerpts from his twenty-four-part, "A," in a collection that offers insight into his experimentations with exacting literary details and use of musical language.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5" Height: 7.75" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Apr 6, 2006
Publisher Library of America
ISBN 1931082952 ISBN13 9781931082952
Availability 0 units.
More About Charles Bernstein, Hans Wilhelm, M. Thomas, R. Bagshaw, Ian P. T. Firth & M.D. Gary S. Sachs
Charles Bernstein was born in Manhattan in 1950. He has published 27 collections of poetry including With Strings, Republics of Reality: Poems 1975-1984 and Controlling Interests. His essays are included in My Way: Speeches and Poems and Content's Dream: Essays 1975-1984. Bernstein is a professor at the University of Pennsylvania.
Charles Bernstein currently resides in Buffalo, in the state of New York. Charles Bernstein was born in 1950.
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The Worm Turns Apr 10, 2006
This book came out the EXACT MONTH I happened to be reading Zukofsky: Man and Poet, a collection of appreciations and essays assembled just after his death in 1979. What's sad is that the essays all start from the assumption that Zukofsky is almost totally unknown except among poets, a fact that caused him some bitterness in his final years. He died just before his masterpiece, "A," came out in a single edition from UC Press.
Flash forward a generation to this handsome Library of America edition. The pros will quibble over the sense of excerpting Zukofsky, which Z. himself tried to prevent in his lifetime. But it's hard to see this book as anything less than a vindication of the quiet, steady devotion Zukofsky showed to poetry over his productive life. Charles Bernstein, who's about the best ambassador the avant-garde's got to the publishing mainstream, is a great choice for the project: his selections are sympathetic and smart, aware of the larger work while giving you enough tantalizing bits to satisfy a healthy curiosity. I doubt Zukofsky's work has ever reached as broad an audience as it will here: it may be just the end run around the growing Zukofsky industry his work needs to find fresh readers. The poems deserve it, and somehow I think he'd be tickled pink to know this is out there.