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Perloff, Marjorie

Works: 129 works in 464 publications in 3 languages and 16,037 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Art  Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Interviews  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Speaker, Interviewee, wpr, Publishing director
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Frank O'Hara : poet among painters by Marjorie Perloff( Book )

27 editions published between 1977 and 1998 in English and held by 1,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing extensively upon the poet's unpublished manuscripts poems, journals, essays, and letters as well as all his published works, Marjorie Perloff presents Frank O'Hara as one of the central poets of the postwar period and an important critic of the visual arts. Perloff traces the poet's development through his early years at Harvard and his interest in French Dadaism and Surrealism to his later poems that fuse literary influence with elements from Abstract Expressionist painting, atonal music, and contemporary film. This edition contains a new Introduction addressing O'Hara's homosexuality, his attitudes toward racism, and changes in poetic climate cover the past few decades. "A groundbreaking study. [This book] is a genuine work of criticism. ... Through Marjorie Perloff's book we see an O'Hara perhaps only his closer associates saw before: a poet fully aware of the traditions and techniques of his craft who, in a life tragically foreshortened, produced an adventurous if somewhat erratic body of American verse" David Lenson, Chronicle of Higher Education "Perloff is a reliable, well-informed, discreet, sensitive ... guide. ... She is impressive in the way she deals with O'Hara's relationship to painters and paintings, and she does give first-rate readings of four major poems" Jonathan Cott, New York Times Book Review
The poetic art of Robert Lowell by Marjorie Perloff( Book )

10 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The futurist moment : avant-garde, avant guerre, and the language of rupture by Marjorie Perloff( Book )

29 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume examines the flourishing of Futurist aesthetics in the European art and literature of the early twentieth century. Futurism was an artistic and social movement that was largely an Italian phenomenon, though there were parallel movements in Russia, England and elsewhere. The Futurists admired speed, technology, youth and violence, the car, the airplane and the industrial city, all that represented the technological triumph of humanity over nature. This work looks at the prose, visual art, poetry, and the manifestos of Futurists from Russia to Italy. The author reveals the Moment's impulses and operations, tracing its echoes through the years to the work of "postmodern" figures like Roland Barthes. This updated edition reexamines the Futurist Moment in the light of a new century, in which Futurist aesthetics seem to have steadily more to say to the present
The poetics of indeterminacy : Rimbaud to Cage by Marjorie Perloff( Book )

38 editions published between 1981 and 2000 in English and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In her seminal study, first published in 1981, Marjorie Perloff argues that the map of Modernist poetry needs to be redrawn to include a central tradition which cannot properly be situated within the Romantic-Symbolist tradition dominating the early twentieth century. She traces this tradition from its early "French connection" in the poetry of Rimbaud and Apollinaire as well as in Cubist, Dada, and early Surrealist painting; through its various manifestations in the work of Gertrude Stein, William Carlos Williams, and Ezra Pound; to such postmodern "landscapes without depth" as the French/English language constructions of Samuel Beckett, the elusive dreamscapes of John Ashbery, and the performance works of David Antin and John Cage." "In the poetry of this "other tradition," ambiguity and complexity give way to inherent contradiction and undecidability, metaphor and symbol to metonymy and synecdoche, the well-wrought urn to what Ashbery calls "an open field of narrative possibilities," and the coherent structure of images to "mysteries of construction," nonsense, and free play."--Jacket
John Cage : composed in America( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When the great avant-gardist John Cage died, just short of his eightieth birthday in 1992, he was already the subject of dozens of interviews, memoirs, and discussions of his contribution to music, music theory, and performance practice. But Cage never thought of himself as only (or even primarily) a composer he was a poet, a visual artist, a philosophical thinker, and an important cultural critic. John Cage: Composed in America is the first book-length work to address the "other" John Cage, a revisionist treatment of the way Cage himself has composed and been "composed" in America. Cage, as these original essays testify, is a contradictory figure. A disciple of Duchamp and Schoenberg, Satie and Joyce, he created compositions that undercut some of these artists' central principles and then attributed his own compositional theories to their "tradition." An American in the Emerson-Thoreau mold, he paradoxically won his biggest audience in Europe. A freewheeling, Californian artist, Cage was committed to a severe work ethic and a firm discipline, especially the discipline of Zen Buddhism. Following the text of Cage's lecture-poem "Overpopulation and Art," delivered at Stanford shortly before his death and published here for the first time, ten critics respond to the challenge of the complexity and contradiction exhibited in his varied work. In keeping with Cage's own interdisciplinarity, the critics approach that work from a variety of disciplines: philosophy (Daniel Herwitz, Gerald L. Bruns), biography and cultural history (Thomas S. Hines), game and chaos theory (N. Katherine Hayles), music culture (Jann Pasler), opera history (Herbert Lindenberger), literary and art criticism (Marjorie Perloff), cultural poetics (Gordana P. Crnkovic, Charles Junkerman), and poetic practice (Joan Retallack). But such labels are themselves confining: each of the essays sets up boundaries only to cross them at key points ... .--Page 4 dela couverture
The dance of the intellect : studies in the poetry of the Pound tradition by Marjorie Perloff( Book )

25 editions published between 1982 and 1996 in English and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Must poetic form be, as Yeats demanded, "full, sphere-like, single," or can it accommodate the "impurities" Yeats and his Modernist generation found so problematic? Sixty years later, these are still open questions, questions to which Marjorie Perloff addresses herself in the essays collected here. The first group of essays deals with Pound's own poetics as that poetics related to two of his great contemporaries, Stevens and Joyce, as well as to the visual arts of his day. The second group deals with the more technical aspects of verse and prose. In the last four essays, Perloff takes up broader issues, including the current pessimism about the state of poetry, and the work of experimental poets and conceptual poets
Radical artifice : writing poetry in the age of media by Marjorie Perloff( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The more radical poetries today are known by their admirers and detractors alike for their extreme difficulty, a difficulty, Marjorie Perloff argues, dependent less on the recondite imagery and obscure allusion one associates with early modernism than on a large-scale deconstruction of syntax and emphasis on morphology and pun, paragram and paratext. She suggests this new "non-sensical" poetry cannot be explained away as some sort of pernicious fad, designed to fool the gullible and flatter the pretentious; it is, on the contrary, an inevitable--and important--response to the wholesale mediaization of postmodern culture in the United States. But the conventional alienation model, the still-dominant myth of the sensitive and isolated poet, confronted by the hostile mass media, is no longer adequate. On the contrary, Perloff argues, we must recognize that poetry today, like the visual arts and theater, is always contaminated by media discourse; there is no escape into some bucolic, purer realm. What this means is that poetry actively engages the communication models of everyday discourse, producing language constructions that foreground the artifice of the writing process, the materiality of writing itself. How the negotiation between poetic and media discourses takes place is the subject of Marjorie Perloff's groundbreaking study. Radical Artifice considers what happens when the "natural speech" model inherited from the great modernist poets comes up against the "natural speech" of the Donahue "talk show," or again, how visual poetics and verse forms are responding to the discourse of billboards and sound bytes. Among the many poets whose works are discussed are John Ashbery, George Oppen, Susan Howe, Clark Coolidge, Lyn Hejinian, Leslie Scalapino, Charles Bernstein, Johanna Drucker, and Steve McCaffery. But the strongest presence in Perloff's book is a "poet" better known as a composer, a philosopher, a printmaker, a polymath, one who understood, almost half a century ago, that from now on no word, no musical note, no painted surface, no theoretical statement could ever again escape "contamination" from the media landscape in which we live. That poet is John Cage and it is under his sign that Radical Artifice was composed
Wittgenstein's ladder : poetic language and the strangeness of the ordinary by Marjorie Perloff( Book )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Austere and uncompromising, the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein had no use for the avant-garde art works of his own time. He refused to formulate an aesthetic, declaring that one can no more define the "beautiful" than determine "what sort of coffee tastes good." And yet many of the writers of our time have understood, as academic theorists generally have not, that Wittgenstein is "their" philosopher. How do we resolve this paradox? Marjorie Perloff, our foremost critic of twentieth-century poetry, argues that Wittgenstein has provided writers with a radical new aesthetic, a key to recognizing the inescapable strangeness of ordinary language
Postmodern genres by Marjorie Perloff( Book )

18 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetic license : essays on modernist and postmodernist lyric by Marjorie Perloff( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Poetic License, Marjorie Perloff insists that despite the recent interest in "opening up the canon," our understanding of poetry and poetics is all too often rutted in conventional notions of the lyric that shed little light on what poets and artists are actually doing today. On topics ranging from general problems of canonicity to the critical evaluation of such poets as Plath, Ginsberg, and others, Perloff introduces nonconventional ideas of the nature of poetic texts and reframes the discussion of postmodern "paratexts." Her discussion reformulates basic presuppositions of what poetry is and what it can do and leads us to see the great possibilities still open to lyric poetry at a time when, as Yeats predicted, "the center cannot hold."--Publisher description
21st-century modernism : the new poetics by Marjorie Perloff( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and Polish and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What if, despite the current predominance of a tepid and unambitious Establishment poetry, there were a powerful avant-garde that takes up, once again, the experimentation of the early twentieth-century? Marjorie Perloff's manifesto argues that it is only at the turn of our own century that the powerful lessons of the avant-garde - an avant-garde cruelly disrupted by the Great War and subsequent political upheavals - are being learned." "In detailed readings of T.S. Eliot, Gertrude Stein, Marcel Duchamp, and Velimir Khlebnikov, Perloff studies the strains which were to become so important today: the Eliotic understanding that form is meaning, Stein's revisionary treatment of syntax and everyday language, Duchamp's conceptualism, with its transformation of the ontology of the "work of 'art'" itself, and Khlebnikov's poetics of etymology, sound play, and spatial design. These individual but related poetic concerns are then examined in the work of a number of poets writing today."--Jacket
Unoriginal genius : poetry by other means in the new century by Marjorie Perloff( Book )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perloff traces this poetics of "unoriginal genius" from its paradigmatic work, Benjamin's encyclopedic Arcades Project, a book largely made up of citations. She discusses the processes of choice, framing, and reconfiguration in the work of Brazilian concretism and Oulipo, both movements now understood as precursors of such hybrid citational texts as Charles Bernstein's opera libretto Shadowtime and Susan's Howe's documentary lyric sequence The Midnight. Perloff also finds that the new syncretism extends to language: for example, to the French-Norwegian Caroline Bergvall writing in English and the Japanese Yoko Tawada in German. 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. --Book Jacket
Rhyme and meaning in the poetry of Yeats by Marjorie Perloff( Book )

18 editions published between 1965 and 1975 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetry on & off the page : essays for emergent occasions by Marjorie Perloff( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The fourteen essays that make up this collection have as their common theme a reconsideration of the role historical and cultural change has played in the evolution of twentieth-century poetry and poetics."--Back cover
Differentials : poetry, poetics, pedagogy by Marjorie Perloff( Book )

13 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new collection of essays from a distinguished critic of contemporary poetry. Marjorie Perloff is one of the foremost critics of contemporary American poetry writing today. Her works are credited by many with creating and sustaining new critical interest not only in the work of major modernist poets such as Yeats, Pound, Eliot, and Williams but also in the postwar tradition of American poetic innovation that ranges from the Black Mountain poets, through the New York School and concrete poetry, to the Language Poets of the 1980s and '90s. In Differentials, Perloff explores and defends her bel
The sound of poetry, the poetry of sound by Marjorie Perloff( Book )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sound--one of the central elements of poetry--finds itself all but ignored in the current discourse on lyric forms. The essays collected here by Marjorie Perloff and Craig Dworkin break that critical silence to readdress some of the fundamental connections between poetry and sound--connections that go far beyond traditional metrical studies. Ranging from medieval Latin lyrics to a cyborg opera, sixteenth-century France to twentieth-century Brazil, romantic ballads to the contemporary avant-garde, the contributors to The Sound of Poetry/The Poetry of Sound explore such subjects as the translatabil
Edge of irony : modernism in the shadow of the Habsburg Empire by Marjorie Perloff( Book )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among the brilliant writers and thinkers who emerged from the multicultural and multilingual world of the Austro-Hungarian Empire were Joseph Roth, Robert Musil, and Ludwig Wittgenstein. For them, the trauma of World War I included the sudden loss of the geographical entity into which they had been born: in 1918, the empire was dissolved overnight, leaving Austria a small, fragile republic that would last only twenty years before being annexed by Hitler{u2019}s Third Reich. In this major reconsideration of European modernism, Marjorie Perloff identifies and explores the aesthetic world that emerged from the rubble of Vienna and other former Habsburg territories{u2014}an 2Austro-Modernism3 that produced a major body of drama, fiction, poetry, and autobiography. Perloff explores works ranging from Karl Kraus{u2019}s drama The Last Days of Mankind and Elias Canetti{u2019}s memoir The Tongue Set Free to Ludwig Wittgenstein{u2019}s notebooks and Paul Celan{u2019}s lyric poetry. Throughout, she shows that Austro-Modernist literature is characterized less by the formal and technical inventions of a modernism familiar to us in the work of Joyce and Pound, Dada and Futurism, than by a radical irony beneath a seemingly conventional surface, an acute sense of exile, and a sensibility more erotic and quixotic than that of its German contemporaries. Skeptical and disillusioned, Austro-Modernism prefers to ask questions rather than formulate answers
Susan Rankaitis by Susan Rankaitis( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doppler effect by John Kinsella( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new selection of John Kinsella's innovative poetry gathers work from over fifteen years. Including seminal works like Syzygy and Erratum/Frame(d) as well as more fugitive publications like The Radnoti Poems and The Benefaction, this is a key title for anyone wanting to understand the breadth of Kinsella's poetic vision
Optic nerve : poems with photographs by Janet Sternburg( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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John Cage : composed in America
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The futurist moment : avant-garde, avant guerre, and the language of ruptureThe poetics of indeterminacy : Rimbaud to CageJohn Cage : composed in AmericaThe dance of the intellect : studies in the poetry of the Pound traditionRadical artifice : writing poetry in the age of mediaWittgenstein's ladder : poetic language and the strangeness of the ordinaryPostmodern genres21st-century modernism : the new poetics