PATAPHYSICAL ESSAYS

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Pataphysical Essays

Author : René Daumal
ISBN : 0984115560
Genre : Art
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Pataphysics: the science of imaginary solutions, of laws governing exceptions and of the laws describing the universe supplementary to this one. Alfred Jarry's posthumous novel, Exploits and Opinions of Dr. Faustroll, Pataphysician, first appeared in 1911, and over the next 100 years, his pataphysical supersession of metaphysics would influence everyone from Marcel Duchamp and Boris Vian to Umberto Eco and Jean Baudrillard. In 1948 in Paris, a group of writers and thinkers would found the College of 'Pataphysics, still going strong today. The iconoclastic René Daumal was the first to elaborate upon Jarry's unique and humorous philosophy. Though Daumal is better known for his unfinished novel Mount Analogue and his refusal to be adopted by the Surrealist movement, this newly translated volume of writings offers a glimpse of often overlooked Daumal: Daumal the pataphysician. Pataphysical Essays collects Daumal's overtly pataphysical writings from 1929 to 1941, from his landmark exposition on pataphysics and laughter to his late essay, "The Pataphysics of Ghosts." Daumal's "Treatise on Patagrams" offers the reader everything from a recipe for the disintegration of a photographer to instructions on how to drill a fount of knowledge in a public urinal. This volume also includes Daumal's column for the Nouvelle Revue Française, "Pataphysics This Month." Reading like a deranged encyclopedia, "Pataphysics This Month" describes a new mythology for the field of science, and amply demonstrates that the twentieth century had been a distinctly pataphysical era.
Category: Art

Rene Daumal

Author : Kathleen Ferrick Rosenblatt
ISBN : 0791436349
Genre : Religion
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Demonstrates how Rene Daumal, author of Mount Analogue, (a study of Hindu philosophy and poetics) and the teaching of G. I. Gurdjieff combined with Daumal's early surrealist tendencies in determining the quality of his writing.
Category: Religion

Modernism And Non Translation

Author : Jason Harding
ISBN : 9780192554604
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book explores the incorporation of untranslated fragments from various languages within modernist writing. It studies non-translation in modernist fiction, poetry, and other forms of writing, with a principally European focus and addresses the following questions: what are the aesthetic and cultural implications of non-translation for modernist literature? How did non-translation shape the poetics, and cultural politics, of some of the most important writers of this key period? This edited volume, written by leading scholars of modernism, explores American, British, and Irish texts, alongside major French and German writers and the wider modernist recovery of Classical languages. The chapters analyse non-translation from the dual perspectives of both 'insider' and 'outsider', unsettling that false opposition and articulating in the process their individuality of expression and experience. The range of voices explored indicates something of the reach and vitality of the matter of translation—and specifically non-translation—across a selection of poetry, fiction, and non-fictional prose, while focusing on mainly canonical voices. Together, these essays seek to provoke and extend debate on the aesthetic, cultural, political, and conceptual dimensions of non-translation as an important yet hitherto neglected facet of modernism, thus helping to re-define our understanding of that movement. It demonstrates the rich possibilities of reading modernism through instances of non-translation.
Category: Literary Criticism

Seven Pages Missing Previously Uncollected Texts 1968 2000

Author : Steve McCaffery
ISBN : 1552450511
Genre : Poetry
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Poetry. Cultural Writing. The first volume of SEVEN PAGES MISSING, nominated for a Governor General's Award, collected excerpts from previously published texts by Steve McCaffery, one of North America's most important literary innovators. Volume Two amasses the best of his ungathered work. Along with selected concrete and visual poetry, this book contains sound-poem and performance scores, excerpts from early chapbooks, pataphysical essays and sections of the often discussed but rarely seen The Abstract Ruin. "PREVIOUSLY UNCOLLECTED TEXTS 1968-2000-notorious, neglected, unknown-a rich miscellany, representative achievement of outstanding technical breadth, amounts to over a hundred singular entry points into Steve McCaffery's oeuvre"-Louis Cabri.
Category: Poetry

Unofficial Selves

Author : Patrick Swinden
ISBN : UOM:39015066473946
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Category: Literary Criticism

Seven Pages Missing Selected Texts 1969 1999

Author : Steve McCaffery
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110450421
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In two massive volumes, Steve McCaffery, Canada's most challenging, experimental and innovative poet/critic amasses the best of his previously published and ungathered work. From the early concrete and visual poems of Broken Mandala and Transitions to the Beast to the Ludwig Wittgenstein-inspired philosophical investigations of EVOBA, from the innovative novel Panopticon to the Governor General's Award-nominated Theory of Sediment and the recent The Cheat of Words, this comprehensive edition covers all phases of McCaffery's vast and heterogeneous poetic oeuvre. Many works that have previously only been available in small, privately circulated editions, such as Shifters and Every Way Oakly, are available in perfect-bound form here for the first time. Volume 2, following in the wake of the extraordinarily successful first volume, collects the best of McCaffery's ungathered work. Along with selections from his concrete and visual poetry, this book contains sound poem and performance scores, excerpts from early chapbooks, 'pataphysical essays and sections of the often-discussed but rarely seen text The Abstract Ruin. For new readers and long-time fans of McCaffery alike, Volume 2 of Seven Pages Missing is essential reading.
Category: Literary Criticism

Research Studies

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ISBN : MINN:31951D006557854
Genre : Europe
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Category: Europe