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154 Forties

Author : Jackson Mac Low
ISBN : 9781933996295
Genre : Poetry
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The first publication of the complete series of Jackson Mac Low’s “Forties” poems. Written and revised from 1990 to 2001 with a method Mac Low called “gathering,” where he took into the poems words, phrases, and other kinds of word strings, and sometimes sentences, that he saw, heard, or thought of while writing the drafts, the poems include detailed markings of caesural spacing, timing, compound words (many neologistic), and metrical stress. Each of the poems adhere to what Mac Low termed “fuzzy verse form”: 8 stanzas, each comprising 5 lines (hence "forties"): 3 moderately long lines, followed by a very long line, and then a short line.
Category: Poetry

20 Forties

Author : Jackson Mac Low
ISBN : STANFORD:36105029138331
Genre : Poetry
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Category: Poetry

Thing Of Beauty

Author : Jackson Mac Low
ISBN : 9780520260023
Genre : History
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"Jackson Mac Low's poetry and prose exceeds narrow definitions of artists by movements or poets by style. His work began with and returned to timeless subjects such as children, animals, love, war, death, and God, diverging at points into rigorously imposed structures, systems, and chance operations in an effort to suppress the ego in his art. At one point, embarrassed by his depth of feeling, Mac Low confesses to being an 'existential poet,' a declaration that the title of the poem A Lack of Balance But Not Fatal contradicts with modest and generous humor. This is an important and often very moving anthology of Mac Low's thought, at the same time as it reflects the preoccupations of his generation and ranges over a wide variety of approaches to writing and art making. Thing of Beauty is a "manifesto," the term Mac Low would use to describe expressions of personal truth; and his are beautiful."—Kristine Stiles, Professor of Art History, Duke University "In this generous selection of Jackson Mac Low's work, we can see, first hand, the poet's profound understanding of the physics of language and his exuberant articulation of the sounds of words in unpredictable motions. The multiplicity of Mac Low's forms and his rejection of any hierarchy among the forms of poetry (objective and subjective, expository or nonrepresentational, lyric and epic), along with his refusal to identify poetic composition with a characteristic 'voice' of the poet and his rejection of traditional aesthetic standards of beauty, are among the chief marks of his iconoclastic genius. Mac Low's magnificent and multidimensional poems open vast expanses for the imagination to inhabit."—Charles Bernstein "This is one of the great watershed events in recent publishing history. Mac Low's reputation has exploded on the poetry scene since his death."—Hannah Higgins, author of Fluxus Experience
Category: History

Sound And Literature

Author : Anna Snaith
ISBN : 9781108809207
Genre : Literary Criticism
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What does it mean to write in and about sound? How can literature, seemingly a silent, visual medium, be sound-bearing? This volume considers these questions by attending to the energy generated by the sonic in literary studies from the late nineteenth century to the present. Sound, whether understood as noise, music, rhythm, voice or vibration, has long shaped literary cultures and their scholarship. In original chapters written by leading scholars in the field, this book tunes in to the literary text as a site of vocalisation, rhythmics and dissonance, as well as an archive of soundscapes, modes of listening, and sound technologies. Sound and Literature is unique for the breadth and plurality of its approach, and for its interrogation and methodological mapping of the field of literary sound studies.
Category: Literary Criticism

Forties Film Funnymen

Author : Wes D. Gehring
ISBN : 9780786456659
Genre : Performing Arts
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The twelve classic comedy films examined within these pages are distinguished by an equal number of defining comic performances. Ranging from The Great Dictator (1940) to A Southern Yankee (1948), each film focuses on the most central theme of “clown comedy”: Resilience, the encouragement or hope that one can survive the most daunting of life’s dilemmas—even during the war-torn 1940s. And each film can be regarded as a microcosm of the antiheroic world of its central clown (or clowns). Among the performers represented are Charlie Chaplin, W.C. Fields, Abbott and Costello, Jack Benny, Eddie Bracken, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, the Marx Brothers, Harold Lloyd and Red Skelton. This lavishly illustrated work includes an introduction by noted film critic and historian Anthony Slide.
Category: Performing Arts

A Stroll Through Fitzgerald Ga In The Forties

Author : Paul B. Dunn
ISBN : 0976405237
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Dunn recalls his home town of Fitzgerald, Georgia, circa 1946, touring the town which is rich in history and tradition. This is a true slice of nostalgic small-town Americana.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

An Exaltation Of Forms

Author : Annie Finch
ISBN : UOM:39015055182953
Genre : Poetry
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Fifty poets examine the architecture of poems--from the haiku to rap music--and trace their history
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ISBN : STANFORD:36105123809647
Genre : Literature
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Category: Literature

Open Letter

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105113379064
Genre : Canadian literature
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Category: Canadian literature