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Bernstein, Charles 1950-

Overview
Works: 269 works in 497 publications in 2 languages and 12,058 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Exhibition catalogs  Lectures 
Roles: Author, Editor, Librettist, Lyricist, Other, Contributor, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Correspondent, Composer, Publishing director
Classifications: PS3552.E7327, 811.54
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All the whiskey in heaven : selected poems by Charles Bernstein( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects a series of poems in varied forms in which the poet explores how language both limits and liberates thought
Close listening : poetry and the performed word by Charles Bernstein( Book )

10 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 429 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
Selected poems by Louis Zukofsky( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 402 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 )

10 editions published between 1986 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Girly man by Charles Bernstein( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 287 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 humor with incisive philosophical and political thinking. Composed of works of very different forms and moods--etchings from moments of acute crisis, comic excursions, formal excavations, confrontations with the cultural illogics of contemporary political consciousness--the poems work as an ensemble, each part contributing something necessary to an unrealizable and unrepresentable whole. Indeed, representation--and related claims to truth and moral certainty--is an active concern throughout the book. The poems of Girly Man may be oblique, satiric, or elusive, but their sense is emphatic. Indeed, Bernstein's poetry performs its ideas so that they can be experienced as well as understood. 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."--Publisher's website
Attack of the difficult poems : essays and inventions by Charles Bernstein( Book )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 284 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
Shadowtime by Brian Ferneyhough( )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 253 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
The Politics of poetic form : poetry and public policy( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With strings by Charles Bernstein( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recalculating by Charles Bernstein( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 212 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
Dark city by Charles Bernstein( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 185 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 183 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
Islets/irritations by Charles Bernstein( Book )

5 editions published between 1983 and 1992 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inscription: "19 January 1983 For Barbara-- In the Venetian Utopia ... "zooms in the speed of"--Signed by the Author. Donated by Barbara Einzig
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 )

3 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 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Controlling interests by Charles Bernstein( Book )

5 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Bernstein, Charles 1950-...

Carolus Bernstein

Charles Bernstein amerikansk poet

Charles Bernstein US-amerikanischer Dichter

Чарльз Бернштейн

Languages
English (166)

Spanish (2)

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Close listening : poetry and the performed wordSelected poemsContentʼs dream : essays 1975-1984The L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E bookGirly manAttack of the difficult poems : essays and inventionsThe Politics of poetic form : poetry and public policyWith strings