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Bernstein, Charles 1950-

Overview
Works: 299 works in 574 publications in 2 languages and 14,606 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Drama  Exhibition catalogs  Lectures 
Roles: Author, Editor, Librettist, Translator, Other, Lyricist, Contributor, Author of introduction, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Correspondent, Publishing director
Classifications: PS3552.E7327, 811.54
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Close listening : poetry and the performed word by Charles Bernstein( Book )

16 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taken together, these essays encourage new forms of "close listenings"--Not only to the printed text of poems but also to tapes, performances, and other expressions of the sounded and visualized word
All the whiskey in heaven : selected poems by Charles Bernstein( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects a series of poems in varied forms in which the poet explores how language both limits and liberates thought
Selected poems by Louis Zukofsky( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With an ear tuned to the most delicate musical effects, an eye for exact and heterogeneous details, and a mind bent on experiment, Louis Zukofsky was preeminent among the radical Objectivist poets of the 1930s. This is the first collection to draw on the full range of Zukofsky's poetry--containing short lyrics, versions of Catullus, and generous selections from "A", his 24-part "poem of a life"--And provides a superb introduction to a modern master of whom the critic Guy Davenport has written: "Every living American poet worth a hoot has stood aghast before the steel of his integrity." The most formally radical poet to emerge among the second wave of American modernists, Louis Zukofsky continues to influence younger poets attracted to the rigor, inventiveness, and formal clarity of his work. Born on New York's Lower East Side in 1904 to emigrant parents, Zukofsky achieved early recognition when he edited an issue of Poetry devoted to the Objectivist poets, including George Oppen and Charles Reznikoff. In addition to an abundance of short lyrics and a sound-based version of the complete poems of Catullus, he worked for most of his adult life on the long poem "A" of which he said: "In a sense the poem is an autobiography: the words are my life." Zukofsky's work has been described as difficult although he himself said: "I try to be as simple as possible." In the words of editor Charles Bernstein, "This poetry leads with sound and you can never go wrong following the sound sense ... Zukofsky loved to create patterns, some of which are apparent and some of which operate subliminally ... Each word, like a stone dropped in a pond, creates a ripple around it. The intersecting ripples on the surface of the pond are the pattern of the poem." Here for the first time is a selection designed to introduce the full range of Zukofsky's extraordinary poetry."--Publisher's website
Contentʼs dream : essays 1975-1984 by Charles Bernstein( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E book( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E started as a bimonthy magazine of infrmation and commentary, a forum for discussion and interchange. Throughout, we have emphasized a spectrum of writing that places its attention primarily on language and ways of making meaning, that takes for granted neither vocabulary, grammar, process, shape, syntax, program or subject matter. All of these remain an issue. Focussing on this range of poetic exploration, and on related aesthetic and political concerns, we have tried to open things up beyond correspondence and conversation: to break down some unnecessary encapsulation of writers (person to person, & scene from scene), and to develop more fully the latticework of those involved in aesthetically related activity. ..."--Repossessing the word, P. IX
Shadowtime by Brian Ferneyhough( )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Décrit comme un opéra réfléchi, Shadowtime de Brian Ferneyhough met en scène le livret inventif et complexe de Charles Bernstein basé sur la vie, le travail et la mort imaginé du philosophe et critique culturel Walter Benjamin
Attack of the difficult poems : essays and inventions by Charles Bernstein( Book )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Bernstein is our postmodern jester of American poesy, equal part surveyor of democratic vistas and scholar of avant-garde sensibilities. In a career spanning thirty-five years and forty books, he has challenged and provoked us with writing that is decidedly unafraid of the tensions between ordinary and poetic language, and between everyday life and its adversaries. Attack of the Difficult Poems, his latest collection of essays, gathers some of his most memorably irreverent work while addressing seriously and comprehensively the state of contemporary humanities, the teaching of unconven
Girly man by Charles Bernstein( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A passionate defense of contingency, resistance, and multiplicity, Girly Man is a provocative and aesthetically challenging collection of radical verse from one of America's most controversial poets."--Jacket
The Politics of poetic form : poetry and public policy( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Politics of Peotic Form: Poetry and Public Space is a series of essays from a discussion that occurred at the New School for Social Research in New York. The discussion mines the relationship between poetic composition and political expression. Poetry's relationship to public policy typically has a questionable margin of relation. Not only does this volume posit that poetry is a dynamic medium for the consideration of political ideas, it focuses on the ideological weight specific formal innovations bring to poetry. Some of the writers include Jerome Rothenberg, Ron Silliman, Susan Howe, Nathaniel Mackey and Charles Bernstein"
With strings by Charles Bernstein( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Republics of reality : 1975-1995 by Charles Bernstein( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recalculating by Charles Bernstein( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long anticipated, Recalculating is Charles Bernstein's first full-length collection of new poems in seven years. As a result of this lengthy time under construction, the scope, scale, and stylistic variation of the poems far surpasses Bernstein's previous work. Together, the poems of Recalculating take readers on a journey through the history and poetics of the decades since the end of the Cold War as seen through the lens of social and personal turbulence and tragedy. The collection's title, the now-familiar GPS expression, suggests a change in direction
The sophist by Charles Bernstein( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Sophist" was first published by Sun & Moon Press in 1987 and has been unavailable for well over a decade. A pivotal book for Bernstein, "The Sophist" demonstrated his great range of subject matter, style, and genre. By contrasting wildly different approaches to poetry, Bernstein not only questions the intrinsic value of any given form but also provides a model for his later heterogeneous books, including "My Way" and "With Strings". If sophism is the opposite of both philosophy and the lyric, then "The Sophist" is model for a rhetorical poetry that interrogates truth in the name of reason
Dark city by Charles Bernstein( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dark City, Charles Bernstein's twentieth book, is an at times comic, at times bleak, excursion into everyday life in the late 20th century. In Dark City, Bernstein moves through a startling range of languages and forms, from computer lingo to the cant of TV talk shows, from high-poetic diction to junk mail, from intimate address to philosophical imperatives, from would-be proverbs to nursery rhymes and songs
Pitch of poetry by Charles Bernstein( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rough trades by Charles Bernstein( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetry plastique( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Tuttle, in parts, 1998-2001 by Charles Bernstein( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modernist archaist : selected poems by Osip Mandelʹshtam( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Osip Mandelstam (1891-1938), one of the most significant poets of twentieth century Russian literature, also embodied more fully than any other its profound paradoxes. He was a Jew born in Poland who became a leading Russian poet. He was a committed Modernist who was nevertheless faithful to the great examples and strict forms of the past literary tradition. Most strikingly, he was a rebel and radical thinker who was ultimately hounded to death as an "enemy" of the revolutionary Soviet society. Yet while Mandelstam's poetry bore witness to the convulsions of twentieth-century Russian culture and politics, it was by no means limited or defined by these historical contexts. In an early statement of his creative credo Mandelstam wrote: "for an artist, a worldview is a tool or a means, like a hammer in the hands of a mason, and the only reality is the work of art itself." The poems offered in this volume, about half of them appearing in previously unpublished translations, present an overview of Mandelstam's major works. Introductory materials include an essay on his life and poetry."--Book jacket
Controlling interests by Charles Bernstein( Book )

5 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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All the whiskey in heaven : selected poems
Alternative Names
Bernstein, Charles 1950-...

Carolus Bernstein

Charles Bernstein Amerikaans dichter

Charles Bernstein amerikansk poet

Charles Bernstein écrivain américain

Charles Bernstein escritor estadounidense

Charles Bernstein US-amerikanischer Dichter

Чарльз Бернштейн

Чарльз Бернштейн американский писатель

Languages
English (205)

Spanish (2)

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All the whiskey in heaven : selected poemsSelected poemsContentʼs dream : essays 1975-1984The L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E bookAttack of the difficult poems : essays and inventionsGirly manThe Politics of poetic form : poetry and public policyWith strings