As They Say (Paperback)

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As They Say (Paperback)

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"These poems invent a poetic diction, mixing heady with quaint in Land-of-Cockaigne stylistic abundance. Words current, rare, archaic, and obsolete are found in AS THEY SAY syntactically pasted together in humorous tonal blends of near and far." -- Louis Cabri

"These poems invent a poetic diction, mixing heady with quaint in Land-of-Cockaigne stylistic abundance. Words current, rare, archaic, and obsolete are found in AS THEY SAY syntactically pasted together in humorous tonal blends of near and far. Beckett's cogito impishly skips about as bare life on each page, poised between certainty and equivocation, performing speech acts at one remove from speech. The page then drops all lyric disguises when read as in dialogue with paradigmatic ethical conundra sourced from Sophocles, Donne, and Wittgenstein (among others). But the argument is musical and crisp, the lines lean, deliciously dry with principled aloofness. Robert Manery gives the post-Language proceduralist moment back to the present." -- Louis Cabri

Product Details ISBN: 9781609644598
ISBN-10: 160964459X
Publisher: Blazevox Books
Publication Date: January 5th, 2024
Pages: 148
Language: English