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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09  ·  rating details  ·  77 ratings  ·  3 reviews
“Ok murky in alter all end, unpredictable day, with rainshine any degree night, the sun kin warm and hot. Enough stone or other jugs lineup of whatever is In Through Out That’s light as much as known Differences evanesce Like, where and/or what on the equator might be french or spanish Longitude and latitude, yep yep sure Americana.”—Larry Eigner, commentary on a selection ...more
Paperback, 312 pages
Published February 27th 1984 by Southern Illinois University Press (first published 1984)
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This is sort of like a "best of" the 13 L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E journal issues.

I've not read this book, but the actual full issues (pdf image versions) of the originals at the Eclipse website. It is an awesome site. A brief description of the site, taken from their homepage: "Eclipse is a free on-line archive focusing on digital facsimiles of the most radical small-press writing from the last quarter century. Eclipse also publishes carefully selected new works of book-length co
Patricia Killelea
i'm giving this 3 stars because i appreciate the way it troubles my thinking. ron silliman's essay "Disappearance of the Word/Appearance of the World" (1977) is seminal but (to my mind) grounded in false oppositional frameworks, often employing oversimplified analyses of jerome rothenberg's flawed "translations" of indigenous poems/songs. how can an essay, supposedly grounded in historical materialism, decontextualize and distort indigenous cultural productions for the sake of proving its own hy ...more
This was the 2nd or 3rd bk I was published in so, of course, I was thrilled. The bk contains a review by Bruce Andrews of my 1st bk [see GoodReads reviews of my 1st bk here:] & my response to Andrews' review. When my letter was originally published in L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E it was retyped by Andrews & completely botched as a result. Therefore, it was a relief when Bernstein consulted me before this bk came out so that I cd correct Andrews' mistakes.

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