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Collected Fiction

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Best known as one of the most significant poets of the 20th century, Louis Zukofsky was also an accomplished writer of fiction, all of which is collected here for the first time. Included is his only novel, Little (1970), which John Leonard in the New York Times called an odd, playful, thoroughly charming novel about a child prodigy. (The novel is very autobiographical and ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published March 1st 1997 by Dalkey Archive Press (first published 1990)
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Jul 13, 2012 MJ Nicholls marked it as sampled
This “sampled” shelf is distinct from my “seduced-and-abandoned” shelf for ticklish and tedious reasons. The “s-a-a” shelf is for books I have been teased and tantalised into reading (for many inconsistent reasons: the cover’s prettiness, the book’s global standing, GR hype, or simply its brevity) and I have committed to reading for the long haul. This involves mental preparation. Sacrificing another book in its stead. Psyching myself up to enter the book’s world. Thinking about all the books th ...more
Well, I won't get into why I ended up reading this, except to say that my reading pile has a random factor I've built into it that occasionally salts in works from my "never to be completed in my lifetime" reading list (just to make sure I get a nice balance in my reading diet, you understand).

So, here is a volume containing all the fiction written by Louis Zukofsky, who is justifiably famous as an early to mid 20th century poet, founder of the Objectivist poetry movement and friend of Ezra Poun
a bit of a disappointment, but very fine all the same. moments of genius, tenderness, etc. etc. etc. but rather self-indulgent. worse, draws attention to its own cleverness. still, wonderful misty characters. delightfully odd dialogue. flighty and joycean.
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russian short stories, not sure if this is the right book
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Louis Zukofsky was one of the most important second-generation American modernist poets. He was co-founder and primary theorist of the Objectivist group of poets and was to be an important influence on subsequent generations of poets in America and abroad.

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