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"A" - 24

4.63  ·  Rating Details ·  8 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
"A"-24 concludes Louis Zukofsky's long poem "A", reaffirming Hayden Carruth's belief that Zukofsky "is a distinctly modern poet, vigorously contemporary, but vigorously traditional as well." For "A"-24 is a masque, Celia's L.Z. Masque," and if the formal masque, combining words and music is an old, even archaic, literary form, Zukofsky's is startlingly modern. It is scored ...more
Hardcover, 242 pages
Published August 28th 1972 by Grossman (first published 1972)
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Jun 23, 2011 Frank rated it really liked it
Heh, a mashup from 1972 as a printed score published as a hardback book. Self-described as a five-part masque (the word mashup didn't exist then), the voices being Handel's 'Harpsichord Pieces', and four arrangements of prior works by Zukofsky representing 'Thought', 'Drama','Story' and 'Poem'.

Clam dever, Cagelike, etc. Hoping to tickle via coincidence and density. Makes me wonder if this works better as performance rather than eying the silent printed marks on the pages. And it reminds me, obli
Dillon Westbrook
Won't ever be done reading this- too many levels, each of them too deep. A more subtle approach to the interface of printed music and text, sound and speech than anything else I've come across.
Feb 27, 2014 Christopher rated it it was amazing
"A24" is included in complete editions of _A_, and there is a nice New Directions edition of _A_ currently in print.
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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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