The Trouble with Genius

The Trouble with Genius

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qMost poets define poetry by creating it. Bob Perelman creates it by defining it, and is thus one step ahead of all the other poets under the sun, one step closer to colliding with Zeno's vanishing point, to merging coyote with road runner, to winning the hand.q--John Ashbery qProfound, subtle, and wonderfully written--this is a book from which anyone interested in the twentieth century can learn.q--Marjorie PerloffWhile his later tendency to aestheticize all social judgments is well known, the Usura Cantos being the clearest example, this can be traced ... asked her to remove his, Yeatsa#39;s, and Forda#39;s names from an ad her publishers were running: aquot;I dona#39;t suppose any one will sue you for libel; it is too expensive. ... The dirtiest book in our language is a quite astute manual telling people how to earn money by writing.

Title:The Trouble with Genius
Author:Bob Perelman
Publisher:Univ of California Press - 1994


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