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Unoriginal genius

Marjorie Perloff

Unoriginal genius

poetry by other means in the new century

by Marjorie Perloff

  • 203 Want to read
  • 36 Currently reading

Published by The University of Chicago Press in Chicago, London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • History and criticism,
  • Criticism and interpretation,
  • Poetry,
  • Multilingualism and literature

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 171-194) and index.

    StatementMarjorie Perloff
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN1271 .P47 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxv, 201 p. :
    Number of Pages201
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25000944M
    ISBN 100226660613
    ISBN 109780226660615
    LC Control Number2010018363

    Citing critic Marjorie Perloff's term "unoriginal genius" to describe a new breed of writer spurred by technology, and a Jonathan Lethem essay on plagiarism in Harper's, Kenneth Goldsmith examines the changing state of creativity in this excerpt from his book Uncreative Writing: Managing Language in the Digital Age. (Chronicle of Higher Education). Unoriginal Genius concludes with a discussion of Kenneth Goldsmith’s conceptualist book Traffic—a seemingly "pure’" radio transcript of one holiday weekend’s worth of traffic reports. In these instances and many others, Perloff shows us "poetry by other means" of great ingenuity, wit, and : Marjorie Perloff.

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Unoriginal Genius book. Read 11 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. What is the place of individual genius in a global world of hyper /5.

Unoriginal Genius concludes with a discussion of Kenneth Goldsmith’s conceptualist book Traffic—a seemingly "pure’" radio transcript of one holiday weekend’s worth of traffic reports. Unoriginal genius book these instances and many others, Perloff shows us "poetry by other means" of great ingenuity, wit, and complexity.

Unoriginal Genius concludes with a discussion of Kenneth Goldsmith’s conceptualist book Traffic—a seemingly "pure’" radio transcript of one holiday weekend’s worth of traffic reports. In these instances and many others, Perloff shows us "poetry by other means" of great ingenuity, wit, and by: Indeed, Unoriginal Genius is a book driven by contradictions and counterintuitive conjunctions, and this makes it compelling in a way that the work it seems to want to be could not begin to equal.

Who but Perloff could possibly bring together Pound, the concrete poet Augusto de Campos, and Robert Louis Stevenson?Author: John Wilkinson. Kenneth -- I know, that's why I referred to it as a pun (her book is called "Unoriginal Genius," but her genius is also unoriginal).

But if you didn't intend the pun, then I hereby intend it. June 2, Unoriginal Genius: Poetry by Other The book’s final chapter examines that tendency’s poster boy Kenneth Goldsmith, whose book Traffic transcribes twenty-four hours of traffic reports from New York radio station WINS ( AM).

Goldsmith himself describes his own work as frequently “unreadable”: The point of conceptual writing Author: Mark Scroggins. Paradoxically, she argues, this 'unoriginal' poetry is more accessible and, in a sense, 'personal' than the hermetic poetry of the s and '90s.

Perloff traces this poetics of "Unoriginal Genius" from one of its paradigmatic works, Walter Benjamin's encyclopedic "Arcades Project", a book largely made up of citations/5(). Perloff provides a comprehensive and comprehensible survey of appropriation, citation and quotation as literary practices.

Though some of her inclusions seem more intuitive than required, Unoriginal Genius is a much-needed frame for a very /5. Citation Contents Reviews Purchase ISBNCitation: Perloff, Marjorie. Unoriginal Genius: Poetry by Other Means in the New Century.

Chicago: University Of Chicago Press, As the University of Chicago Press approached its publication date for Unoriginal Genius, it asked me to write a promotional comment for the book’s back cover.

Thrilling prospect. To write in the same spirit that the author had writ about the unoriginal spirits and writs she had written about. The premise of her latest book, Unoriginal Genius: Poetry by Other Means in the New Century, is quite simple: the anchoring terms that have made a certain idea of the literary possible--genius, greatness, and originality--have failed to offer ways of understanding recent literary innovation.

This problem only increases with poetries rooted in. Unoriginal Genius concludes with a discussion of Kenneth Goldsmith\us conceptualist book Traffic\ua seemingly \'pure\' radio transcript of one holiday weekend\us worth of.

marjorie PerLoFF’s Unoriginal geniUs Unoriginal Genius (referred to parenthetically as UG) is an attractive and ambi-tious book. Its contents page boasts chapters ranging from Walter Benjamin to Yoko Tawada and Kenneth Goldsmith, and its more than forty figures and color plates seem calculated to seduce the reader.

Concrete poems in Russian. "Unoriginal Genius" concludes with a discussion of Kenneth Goldsmith's conceptualist book "Traffic" - a seemingly "pure" transcript of one holiday weekend's worth of radio traffic reports.

In these instances and many others, Perloff reveals 'poetry by other means' of great ingenuity, wit, and complexity. In her opinion piece “In Someone Else’s Words” (Sept.

26, ), Isabel Kaplan dismissively claims that in my book Unoriginal Genius I am advocating a poetry that involves no more than. For the May/June issue of PN Review, Mark Dow writes about Marjorie Perloff's new book, Unoriginal Genius: Poetry by Other Means in the New Century, which addresses the critic's interest in conceptually derived poetries as related in her recent Boston Review piece.

"Marjorie Perloff is concerned with how we read," Dow writes. He goes on to refer to Walter Benjamin's. Unoriginal Genius: Student Poems Made from Tender Buttons her use of organizational markers is slight or seemingly arbitrary.

While the book has a setting, her apartment in Paris, it is non-narrative, and the subtitles that punctuate the first two-thirds of the book are mostly disjunctive with the text that follows.

This made a piece Author: Logan Esdale. 'Unoriginal genius' is a term coined by literary critic Marjorie Perloff and referenced by artist and poet Kenneth Goldsmith at the beginning of his book Uncreative Writing (). According to Perloff and Goldsmith, the romantic notion of genius is outdated.

Unoriginal Genius: Poetry by Other Means in the New Century. By Marjorie Perloff. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, pp. Cloth $ Appropriately, Marjorie Perloff begins her new book on citational poetics by citing the poet Edgell Rickword’s objections to Eliot’s use of citation in The Waste Land.

The basis of Rickword’s. Unoriginal Genius concludes with a discussion of Kenneth Goldsmith\'s conceptualist book Traffic{u1D61} seemingly \"pure\" radio transcript of one holiday weekend\'s worth of traffic reports.

In these instances and many others, Perloff shows us \"poetry by other means\" of great ingenuity, wit, and complexity. Marjorie Perloff traces a poetics of "unoriginal genius" from its paradigmatic work, Benjamin’s encyclopedic Arcades Project, a book largely made up of discusses the processes of choice, framing, and reconfiguration in the work of Brazilian Concretism and Oulipo, Charles Bernstein’s opera libretto Shadowtime, and Susan Howe’s documentary lyric sequence The .In this scenario, Perloff's book Unoriginal Genius is an attempt to fuse avant-garde sensibilities of the past and the present with the new technologies and media of recent days.

In other words, she is trying to recover the avant-garde practice of uncreative writing in a new emerging context of information revolution.Unoriginal Genius Poetry by Other Means in the New Century by Marjorie Perloff available in Trade Paperback onalso read synopsis and reviews. What is the place of individual genius in a global world of hyper-information— a world in.