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Codrescu, Andrei 1946-

Works: 381 works in 978 publications in 8 languages and 28,106 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biographies  Historical fiction  Biographical fiction  Pictorial works  Humor  Poetry  Anecdotes  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Contributor, Signer, Performer, Author of introduction, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Other, Interviewee, win, Speaker, Compiler, Recipient, Correspondent, Redactor
Classifications: PS3553.O3, 813.54
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Whatever gets you through the night : a story of Sheherezade and the Arabian entertainments by Andrei Codrescu( )

15 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Award-winning writer Andrei Codrescu reimagines how Sheherezade saved Baghdad's virgins and her own life through a heroic feat of storytelling--one that kept the Persian king Sharyar hanging in agonizing narrative and erotic suspense for 1001 nights. --publisher's description
The poetry lesson by Andrei Codrescu( )

22 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Poetry Lesson is a must-have manual for emerging poetry-monsters; a book of caveats for the peddlers of "creative" snake oil; an archaeo-psychological scan of instantly obsolete technology; the memoir of a professor reluctantly abandoning his sex fantasies; the collected portrait of deluded youth about to find out something horrific; an affectionate treatise on poetry as a cure for hubris; and a de profundis moan of flesh turning into fortune cookies"--Page 4 of cover
The posthuman Dada guide : Tzara & Lenin play chess by Andrei Codrescu( )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Posthuman Dada Guide is an impractical handbook for practical living in our posthuman world - all by way of examining the imagined 1916 chess game between Tristan Tzara, the daddy of Dada, and V.I. Lenin, the daddy of communism. This epic game at Zurich's Cafe de la Terrasse - a battle between radical visions of art and ideological revolution - lasted for a century and may still be going on, although communism appears dead and Dada stronger than ever. As the poet faces the future mass murderer over the chessboard, neither realizes that they are playing for the world. Taking the match as metaphor for two poles of twentieth- and twenty-first-century thought, politics, and life, Andrei Codrescu has created his own brilliantly Dadaesque guide to Dada - and to what it can teach us about surviving our ultraconnected present and future. Here dadaists Duchamp, Ball, and von Freytag-Loringhoven and communists Trotsky, Radek, and Zinoviev appear live in company with later incarnations, including William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Gilles Deleuze, and Newt Gingrich. The Posthuman Dada Guide is arranged alphabetically for quick reference and (some) nostalgia for order, with entries such as "eros (women)," "internet(s)," and "war." Throughout, it is written in the belief "that posthumans lining the road to the future (which looks as if it exists, after all, even though Dada is against it) need the solace offered by the primal raw energy of Dada and its inhuman sources.""--Jacket
The blood countess : a novel by Andrei Codrescu( Book )

32 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journalist Drake Bathory-Kereshtur returns to Hungary after many years in America. A descendant of Countess Bathory--famous for bathing in the blood of virgins to stay young--he is heir to the throne and becomes involved in a plot to restore the monarchy. Part-modern politics, part-ancient horrors. By the author of Road Scholar
American poets say goodbye to the 20th century( )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than one hundred American poets representing diverse backgrounds and literary traditions reflect on the twentieth century and look forward to the future
Casanova in Bohemia : a novel by Andrei Codrescu( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Depicts the astonishing life of the legendary Casanova, as the old adventurer relives his life while writing his memoirs in a provincial Bohemian castle at the end of the eighteenth century. Far from being defeated by age, Casanova delights in the maidservants, reacts with intellectual vigor to the unfolding of the French Revolution, and collaborates with Mozart on Don Giovanni."--Jacket
Walker Evans : signs by Walker Evans( Book )

11 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Walker Evans: Signs traces one particular theme - signs of all kinds - through the long career of this master photographer. The book brings together images from the era and place most closely associated with Evans, namely, the rural South of the 1930s. But also included are photographs that will be less familiar to many of Evans's admirers, such as his images of New York City street scenes and advertising or the photographs he took in Chicago and Havana."--BOOK JACKET. "Andrei Codrescu's essay brings a fresh perspective to this great photographer's passionate investigation of the signs he discovered in the urban North, the rural South, and beyond."--Jacket
American poetry since 1970 : up late by Andrei Codrescu( Book )

21 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology is obsessed with reputations: Frank O'Hara is praised in several poems, while Robert Lowell is derided in one as an "Old White-haired Coot." However, the poetry itself is exciting, with the hopped-up, feverish quality suggested by this anthology's subtitle. It is also a reliable guide to alternative poetic strategies. ISBN 0-941423-03-4: $17.95; ISBN 0-941423-04-2 (pbk.): $11.95
Walker Evans : Cuba by Walker Evans( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As novelist and poet Andrei Codrescu points out in the essay that accompanies this selection of photographs from the Getty Museum's collection, Evans's photographs are the work of an artist whose temperament was distinctly at odds with Beals's impassioned rhetoric. Evans's photographs of Cuba were made by a young, still maturing artist who - as Codrescu argues - was just beginning to combine his early, formalist aesthetic with the social concerns that would figure prominently in his later work."--Jacket
The dog with the chip in his neck : essays from NPR and elsewhere by Andrei Codrescu( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of essays written in 1994 and 1995 by the National Public Radio commentator, offering his views on the changing American landscape as seen in the Internet and sex, the rise of the religious Right, and the furor over the new millenium
Zombification : stories from National Public Radio by Andrei Codrescu( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new collection of essays from 1989-1993 by the NPR commentator who strives to keep his American audience abreast of the absurdities of American culture
Wakefield by Andrei Codrescu( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and Romanian and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wakefield is a divorced, dispirited motivation speaker. He's Mr. Average until the Devil makes a deal with him
It was today : new poems by Andrei Codrescu( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrei Codrescu is a celebrated poet, novelist, essayist, screenwriter, and commentator on National Public -Radio. A World Heavyweight Champion Poet, his many awards include the Literature Prize of the Romanian Cultural Foundation and the Peabody Award for his film "Road Scholar." Born in Romania, Andrei Codrescu lives in New Orleans
Messiah : a novel by Andrei Codrescu( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PI Felicity LeJeune of New Orleans decides to shake down an evangelist who relieved her senile grandmother of several million dollars in lottery winnings. LeJeune's weapon, a little blackmail. By the author of The Blood Countess
The Devil never sleeps and other essays by Andrei Codrescu( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and Romanian and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Devil is alive and well and living in America, Andrei Codrescu tells us, and with good reason. Nowhere else in the world--not even in Codrescu's native Transylvania--is he taken quite as seriously. When Codrescu gently derided the fundamentalist Christian belief in Rapture ("a pre-apocalyptic event during which all true believers would be suctioned off to heaven in a single woosh") in one of his commentaries on National Public, NPR received forty thousand letters in a protest spearheaded by Ralph Reed of the Christian Coalition. Codrescu was warned to "stay away from eschatology." Thankfully for us, he hasn't. In The Devil Never Sleeps, one of America's shrewdest social critics sets out to uncover the Devil's most modern and insidiously banal incarnations. Once easily recognizable by his horns, tail, and propensity for plague, today's Devil has become embedded in every fiber of our culture. Discussing everything from rock 'n' roll to William Burroughs to New Orleans bars to the Demon of Prosperity, Codrescu mockingly unmasks Old Nick as the opportunistic technocrat he really is. Embracing cell phones, cable access, and cyberspace, the ubiquitous Devil of secular culture embodies the true evil facing us today--banality. In a world teeming with distractions, we are still more than capable of being bored to death. Tormented as much by insomnia and its ravages as the Devil (perhaps they are one and the same), we've become as twenty-four-hour society, swinging desperately between tedium and terror and sleeping fitfully, if at all. As Codrescu points out, the Devil never sleeps because we just won't let him. With his characteristic charm and playful exuberance, Andrei Codrescu has successfully teased the Devil out from the darkest recesses and comic excesses of the human experience. The Devil Never Sleeps is his most wonderfully perverse book yet
A craving for swan by Andrei Codrescu( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume collects essays broadcast on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" between 1983 and 1985 by Romanian-American poet and writer Codrescu. In these essays Codrescu comments on the American scene, striking deep philosophical chords and interpreting the signs of our times. His subjects range from bits of history, something he saw on the street, and a trivial newspaper report to incidents from his own life, the creation of the umbrella, and America's obsession with youth. The author makes powerful statements about life in America, comparing it to his own experience prior to coming to America, and recalls the lives and deaths of poets who lived and worked in Russia and his nativeland. ISBN 0-8142-0415-5: $12.95
Belligerence : new poems by Andrei Codrescu( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the growth of heaven by Andrei Codrescu( Book )

6 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comrade Past & Mister Present : new poems & a journal by Andrei Codrescu( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alien candor : selected poems, 1970-1995 by Andrei Codrescu( Book )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The poetry lesson
The poetry lessonThe posthuman Dada guide : Tzara & Lenin play chessThe blood countess : a novelAmerican poets say goodbye to the 20th centuryCasanova in Bohemia : a novelWalker Evans : signsWalker Evans : CubaThe dog with the chip in his neck : essays from NPR and elsewhere
Alternative Names

controlled identityClaire, Ames, 1946-

controlled identityLaredo, Betty, 1946-

Andreas Codrescu

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Andrei Codrescu escritor estadounidense

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Claire, Ames.

Claire, Ames 1946-

Kodresku, Andreĭ 1946-

Perlmutter, Andrei 1946-

Steiu, Andrei 1946-

Кодреску, Андрей

אנדריי קודרסקו סופר אמריקאי

اندرى كودريسكو

コドレスク, アンドレイ