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Bernstein, Charles 1950-

Overview
Works: 254 works in 459 publications in 2 languages and 10,771 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Exhibition catalogs  Interviews 
Roles: Librettist, Editor, Lyricist, Other, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Correspondent, Contributor
Classifications: PS3552.E7327, 811.54
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Publications by  Charles Bernstein Publications by Charles Bernstein
Most widely held works by Charles Bernstein
Girly man by Charles Bernstein ( )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After 9/11, postmodernism and irony were declared dead. Charles Bernstein here proves them alive and well in poems elegiac, defiant, and resilient to the point of approaching song. Heir to the democratic and poetic sensibilities of Walt Whitman and Allen Ginsberg, Bernstein has always crafted verse that responds to its historical moment, but no previous collection of his poems so specifically addresses the events of its time as Girly Man, which features works written on the evening of September 11, 2001, and in response to the war in Iraq. Here, Bernstein speaks out, combining self-deprecating
Close listening poetry and the performed word by Charles Bernstein ( )
10 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains 17 original essays, commissioned for this volume, on the reading of poetry, the sound of poetry, and the visual performance of poetry. Opens new avenues for the critical discussion of the sound and performance of poetry, and offers a critical base for understanding language and its performance
All the whiskey in heaven : selected poems by Charles Bernstein ( Book )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 474 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 )
6 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 395 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
Content's dream : essays 1975-1984 by Charles Bernstein ( Book )
10 editions published between 1986 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Attack of the difficult poems : essays and inventions by Charles Bernstein ( Book )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 325 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
The L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E book ( Book )
7 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recalculating by Charles Bernstein ( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 246 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
The Politics of poetic form : poetry and public policy ( Book )
11 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With strings by Charles Bernstein ( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Republics of reality : 1975-1995 by Charles Bernstein ( Book )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dark city by Charles Bernstein ( Book )
3 editions published in 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
The sophist by Charles Bernstein ( Book )
9 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shadowtime by Brian Ferneyhough ( Recording )
6 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Islets/irritations by Charles Bernstein ( Book )
4 editions published between 1983 and 1992 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rough trades by Charles Bernstein ( Book )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poetry plastique ( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Modernist archaist : selected poems by Osip Mandelʹshtam ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Richard Tuttle, in parts, 1998-2001 by Charles Bernstein ( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A conversation with David Antin by David Antin ( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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