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CONTENT'S DREAM: Essays 1975-1984

Bernstein, Charles

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ISBN 10: 0940650576 / ISBN 13: 9780940650572
Editorial: Sun and Moon Press, Los Angeles, CA, 1986
Condición: Fine in Near Fine dj Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Charles Bernstein's classic "bible" of the Language Poetry movement. Bernstein is the undisputed godfather of the movement whose adherents claim that standard syntax -- beyond the obvious cooptation by the marketplace -- often allows for the death of language as a conveyor of poetic function, and which often results in our becoming dead to its inspirational and transformative powers. They advocated defying custom, logic, and yes, even beauty, in order to revivify the power of words in concert. Just a bit of minor shelfwear to dustjacket of this scarce title. N° de ref. de la librería 52854

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Título: CONTENT'S DREAM: Essays 1975-1984

Editorial: Sun and Moon Press, Los Angeles, CA

Año de publicación: 1986

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Fine in Near Fine dj

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Dust Jacket Included

Edición: Stated First Edition.

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This collection of essays is an introduction to contemporary American poetics. The book addresses a wide range of arts and ideas, moving from philosophical reflections on Wittgenstein, to the film antics of Mad Max, from the paintings of Arakawa to the poetics of William Carlos Williams.

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Content's Dream: Essays, 1975-1984 is the celebrated introduction to language poetry by one of its leading practitioners, Charles Bernstein. First published in 1986, and now a classic study of the poetry and poetics of late-twentieth-century America, this collection of essays conducts us with wit, intelligence, and consummate style through the elaborate relations between language and culture. Bernstein considers verbal, pictorial, and filmic language to understand why writing is never the unmediated expression of personal feeling but always charged with latent meaning.
Addressing a wide range of arts, Bernstein's essays move gracefully from discussions of Mad Max, Stan Brakhage, and Arakawa, to William Carlos Williams, Louis Zukovsky and Jackson Mac Low. Rather than propose grand theories, Bernstein synthesizes the many sets of ideas that are necessary for a practical understanding of contemporary culture. Reading a variety of texts and expanding on his own thinking and method, Bernstein provides a brilliant introduction not only to language writing but to all avant-garde literary ambitions of the last two decades of the century.
At once irreverent and deeply serious, as indebted to Groucho Marx as it is to Stanley Cavell, Content's Dream stakes out a clear cultural and aesthetic position for one extraordinary poet, for language poetry, and for our time.

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