from Chapter O (for Yoko Ono) Loops on bold fonts now form lots of words for books. Books form cocoons of comfort – tombs to hold book-. This new edition features several new but related poems by Christian Bök and an expanded afterword. ‘Eunoia is a novel that will drive everybody sane. Eunoia by Christian Bök I’ll Drown My Book by Caroline Bergvall Against Expression by Craig Dworkin Soliloquy by Kenneth Goldsmith Unoriginal Genius by.

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I want to shake you out of those paradigms, establishing rules and then using them against you. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Sure, the Oulipian constraints are impressive, but then when you actually read it, it sounds like it was composed by a white booj with a ponytail for a campus poetry slam.

Eunoia by Christian Bök

God is also an O -word. Memory Number 1, Market Place a beautiful short storycirca Griffin Poetry Prize I can marvel at the effort involved and what it is doing. A movement seems afoot. Two Poems Recovered Every egret enters, emerges, then exceeds the lengths these jewels decree. Three Poems with a Postface by Jerome Rothenberg Each chapter uses only one vowel at a time, has certain narrative points it must hit including one which ALSO tells the story of the Iliadand follows many more “subsidiary rules” that are not laid out until the end of the book.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Poems for the Millennium: A cardsharp, smart at canasta, has a scam: Essentially, she is the archetypal model of femininity; as such, she has little connection to anything that might be called personal identity.


Four Medieval Scenes, for Robert Duncan It requires the eventual promise of meaning, and even if this eventual promise is a type of Sartrean nothingness, the act of propelling the boulder or of writing Eunoia and the promise of meaning the resultant clinamen are what can potentially negate the nothingness offered by nihilism.

After a while though, some of his writing became a little tiring to read. Not exacly lyrical, though they have their lyrical moments, they’re always interesting. What They Wore Every chapter existed in its purest form, acting as a template for further possibilities.

Helen wilfully objectifies herself largely because she already feels like an object; she does not feel whole. A Book of Shadows, for Tita Reut Her helplessness vexes her.

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A ehnoia of poetry follows the prose, riffing on the poem “Voyelles” “Vowels” by Arthur Rimbaud. The text deletes selected letters. A triumphant feat, seven years in the making, this uncanny work of avant-garde literature promises to be one of the most important books of the decade.

Octavio Paz on Modernity and Romanticism For example, U is easily established as the crude vowel, with many sexually explicit phrases and ideas written throughout the chapter. A Primer of Potential Literature. While, there is lots to say about this amazing, titanic work, another thing has to be said – I don’t like it that much.

William Blake on his deathbed Detached Sentences on Exile, Gardening and Pebbles Want to Read saving…. He wants to be in the Oulipo so badly.


Posted by Jerome Rothenberg at 4: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. A pagan skald chants a dark saga a Mahabharataas a papal cabal blackballs all annals and tracts, all dramas and psalms: Ode to Failure Stacy Szymaszek. Eunoia is a univocal lipogram, in which each chapter restricts itself to the use of enoia single vowel.

A Paradise of Poets: Refresh and try again. Goodreads helps vhristian keep track of books you want to read. These poems have their own subsidiary rules, and the sheer mastery of language left me gobsmacked on a plane above the Midwest.

Review: Eunoia

Perfect for helping you questions the English language, societies understanding and your own ability to communicate. Instead, you got Christmas hampers and coffeetable oblivion.

Does this research-oriented stance bridge the gap between the “avant-garde” and the “mainstream”? Directly inspired by the exploits of Oulipo–the avant-garde coterie renowned for its literary experimentation with extreme formalistic constraints–the text makes a Sisyphean spectacle of its labor, willfully crippling its language in order to show that, even under such improbable conditions of duress, language can still express uncanny thought.

Dec 18, Dana rated it it was amazing. Apr 01, John Wiswell rated it did not like it Recommends it for: I think the chapters for A and U are the best, in very different ways. E, A, I and O are interesting narratives.