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Language to Cover a Page : The Early Writings of Vito Acconci (Hardcover)

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Acconci's early writing recalls the work of Samuel Beckett, the deadpan voice of the "nouveau roman," and the jump cuts and fraught permutations of the "nouvelle vague," Poems in "Language to Cover a Page" explore the materiality of language ("language as matter and not ideas," as Robert Smithson put it), the physical space of the page, and the physicality of source texts (phonebooks, thesauruses, dictionaries). Other poems take the space of the page as an analogue to performance space or implicate the poem in a network of activity (as in his "Dial-a-Poem" pieces). Readers will find Acconci's inventive and accomplished poetry as edgy and provocative as anything published today.


Publisher Mit Pr
Mfg Part# 9780262012249
SKU 202115379
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0262012243
Release Date 3/1/2006
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Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 22
Number of Pages 0411
Publisher MIT Press (MA)
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