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Goldsmith, Kenneth

Works: 108 works in 262 publications in 6 languages and 5,703 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Essays  Sound poetry  Experimental poetry  Poetry  Exhibition catalogs  Quotations  Trivia and miscellanea  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, wat, wst, Compiler, Creator, Other, Artist, Performer, Author of introduction, win
Classifications: PS3557.O3856, 700.92
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Kenneth Goldsmith
Uncreative writing : managing language in the digital age by Kenneth Goldsmith( Book )

24 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can techniques traditionally thought to be outside the scope of literature, including word processing, databasing, identity ciphering, and intensive programming, inspire the reinvention of writing? The Internet and the digital environment present writers with new challenges and opportunities to reconceive creativity, authorship, and their relationship to language. Confronted with an unprecedented amount of texts and language, writers have the opportunity to move beyond the creation of new texts and manage, parse, appropriate, and reconstruct those that already exist. In addition to explaining his concept of uncreative writing, which is also the name of his popular course at the University of Pennsylvania, Goldsmith reads the work of writers who have taken up this challenge. Examining a wide range of texts and techniques, including the use of Google searches to create poetry, the appropriation of courtroom testimony, and the possibility of robo-poetics, Goldsmith joins this recent work to practices that date back to the early twentieth century. Writers and artists such as Walter Benjamin, Gertrude Stein, James Joyce, and Andy Warhol embodied an ethos in which the construction or conception of a text was just as important as the resultant text itself. By extending this tradition into the digital realm, uncreative writing offers new ways of thinking about identity and the making of meaning. -- Book Description
I'll be your mirror : the selected Andy Warhol interviews : 1962-1987 by Andy Warhol( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Q & A interview was one of Andy Warhol's favorite communication vehicles - he even named his own magazine after the form. Yet there has never been a collection of interviews that Warhol himself gave. I'll Be Your Mirror contains thirty-seven conversations revealing the complex mind of one of the most important artists of our time. Spanning 1962-1987, each piece presents a different facet of Warhol's ever-evolving personality." "Poet, editor, and critic Kenneth Goldsmith provides context and provenance for each selection in a piece of cultural history. The collection covers Warhol's work during the '60s with seminal interviews about his famous Campbell's Soup can paintings; his portraits of the grief-stricken Jackie Kennedy; and his powerful Death and Disaster series. As Warhol shifts from painting to filmmaking in the '70s, the interviews explore his emergence as socialite, scene-maker, and trend-setter; the influential Interview magazine; the Studio 54 scene; and in the 80s, his support of young artists like Keith Haring, the growing relationship between technology and art; and finally, his return to religious imagery and spirituality in an interview conducted just months before his death."--Jacket
Wasting time on the Internet by Kenneth Goldsmith( Book )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Chinese and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using clear, readable prose, conceptual artist and poet Kenneth Goldsmith's manifesto shows how our time on the internet is not really wasted but is quite productive and creative as he puts the experience in its proper theoretical and philosophical context. Kenneth Goldsmith wants you to rethink the internet. Many people feel guilty after spending hours watching cat videos or clicking link after link after link. But Goldsmith sees that "wasted" time differently. Unlike old media, the internet demands active engagement--and it's actually making us more social, more creative, even more productive. When Goldsmith, a renowned conceptual artist and poet, introduced a class at the University of Pennsylvania called "Wasting Time on the Internet," he nearly broke the internet. The New Yorker, the Atlantic, the Washington Post, Slate, Vice, Time, CNN, the Telegraph, and many more, ran articles expressing their shock, dismay, and, ultimately, their curiosity. Goldsmith's ideas struck a nerve, because they are brilliantly subversive--and endlessly shareable. In Wasting Time on the Internet, Goldsmith expands upon his provocative insights, contending that our digital lives are remaking human experience. When we're "wasting time," we're actually creating a culture of collaboration. We''re reading and writing more--and quite differently. And we're turning concepts of authority and authenticity upside--down. The internet puts us in a state between deep focus and subconscious flow, a state that Goldsmith argues is ideal for creativity. Where that creativity takes us will be one of the stories of the twenty-first century. Wide-ranging, counterintuitive, engrossing, unpredictable--like the internet itself--Wasting Time on the Internet is the manifesto you didn't know you needed -- Provided by publisher
The sound of poetry, the poetry of sound by Marjorie Perloff( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sound has been all but ignored in the current discourse about lyric forms. This collection of essays seeks to readdress the fundamental connections between poetry & sound - connections that go far beyond traditional metrical studies
Against expression : an anthology of conceptual writing by Craig Douglas Dworkin( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Bernstein has described conceptual "poetry pregnant with thought." Against Expression, the premier anthology of conceptual writing, presents work that is by turns thoughtful, funny, provocative, and disturbing. Editors Craig Dworkin and Kenneth Goldsmith chart the trajectory of the conceptual aesthetic from early precursors such as Samuel Beckett and Marcel Duchamp through major avant-garde groups of the past century, including Dada, Oulipo, Fluxus, and language poetry, to name just a few. The works of more than a hundred writers from Aasprong to Zykov demonstrate a remarkable variety of new ways of thinking about the nature of texts, information, and art, using found, appropriated, and randomly generated texts to explore the possibilities of non-expressive language. --Book Jacket
Seven American deaths and disasters by Kenneth Goldsmith( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What are the words we use to describe something that we never thought we'd have to describe? In Seven American Deaths and Disasters, Kenneth Goldsmith transcribes historic radio and television reports of national tragedies as they unfurl, revealing an extraordinarily rich linguistic panorama of passionate description. Taking its title from the series of Andy Warhol paintings by the same name, Goldsmith recasts the mundane as the iconic, creating a series of prose poems that encapsulate seven pivotal moments in recent American history: the John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, and John Lennon assassinations, the space shuttle Challenger disaster, the Columbine shootings, 9/11, and the death of Michael Jackson. While we've become accustomed to watching endless reruns of these tragic spectacles -- often to the point of cliché -- once rendered in text, they become unfamiliar, and revealing new dimensions emerge. Impartial reportage is revealed to be laced with subjectivity, bias, mystery, second-guessing, and, in many cases, white-knuckled fear. Part nostalgia, part myth, these words render pivotal moments in American history through the communal lens of media"--Front flap
Fidget by Kenneth Goldsmith( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transkription af alle de bevægelser forfatterens krop foretog sig i 13 timer på Bloomsday, den 16. juni, 1997
Capital by Kenneth Goldsmith( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here is a kaleidoscopic assemblage and poetic history of New York: an unparalleled and original homage to the city, composed entirely of quotations. Drawn from a huge array of sources--histories, memoirs, newspaper articles, novels, government documents, emails--and organized into interpretive categories that reveal the philosophical architecture of the city, Capital is the ne plus ultra of books on the ultimate megalopolis. It is also a book of experimental literature that transposes Walter Benjamin's unfinished magnum opus of literary montage on the modern city, The Arcades Project, from 19th-century Paris to 20th-century New York, bringing the streets to life in categories such as "Sex," "Commodity," "Downtown," "Subway," and "Mapplethorpe." Capital is a book designed to fascinate and to fail--for can a megalopolis truly be written? Can a history, no matter how extensive, ever be comprehensive? Each reading of this book, and of New York, is a unique and impossible passage."--Publisher's description
The arcades : contemporary art and Walter Benjamin by Jens Hoffmann( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Arcades Project (1927-40), the monumental unfinished work of cultural criticism by Walter Benjamin, is the German philosopher's effort to comprehend urban modernity through the 19th-century Parisian shopping arcade. The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin combines artworks with archival materials and poetic interventions to form an original, multifaceted response to this collagelike cultural text. Jens Hoffmann astutely pairs works by thirty-six well-known and emerging artists, including Lee Friedlander, Andreas Gursky, Pierre Huyghe, and Cindy Sherman, with the thirty-six "Convolutes," or themes, in Benjamin's text. Bound into the main volume is a graphic novelette, from the imagination of Vito Manolo Roma, of Benjamin's dream the night before he committed suicide while fleeing the Nazis. Scholarly essays by Hoffmann and Caroline A. Jones, texts selected by the poet Kenneth Goldsmith, reproductions of Benjamin's handwritten notes, and a list of the main Paris arcades discussed by him round out this extraordinary publication."
I fought the law : photographs by Olivia Locher of the strangest laws from each of the 50 states( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strange, outdated laws from each of the 50 U.S. states--some overturned, some still on the books, and some merely the stuff of legends--are depicted with sly wit by Olivia Locher. These images will appeal to art buffs and trivia fans alike. A foreword from American poet Kenneth Goldsmith and an interview with the artist by Eric Shiner, former director of the Andy Warhol Museum, contextualize rising-star Locher's photography. From serving wine in teacups in Kansas to licking a toad in Kentucky or perming a child's hair in Nebraska, breaking the law has never looked so good
73 poems by Joan La Barbara( Recording )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John cage uncaged is still cagey by David Antin( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dustin Yellin : heavy water by Dustin Yellin( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first comprehensive survey of contemporary artist Dustin Yellin, showcasing his surreal glass sculptures with fantastic dystopian themes
The new concrete : visual poetry in the 21st century by Victoria Bean( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New Concrete is a long-overdue survey of the rise of concrete poetry in the digital age. The accessibility of digital text and image manipulation, modern print techniques and the rise of self-publishing have invigorated a movement that first emerged in an explosion of literary creativity during the 1950s and 1960s. This new volume is a highly illustrated overview of contemporary artists and poets working at the intersection of visual art and literature, producing some of the most engaging and challenging work in either medium. Featuring an introductory essay by renowned American poet Kenneth Goldsmith and edited by celebrated poets Victoria Bean and Chris McCabe, The New Concrete is an indispensable introduction to the breadth of concrete poetry being produced today. The New Concrete features new works by poets and artists including Jordan Abel, Vito Acconci, mIEKAL aND, Tauba Auerbach, Fiona Banner, Simon Barraclough, Michael Basinski, Erica Baum, Victoria Bean, Derek Beaulieu, David Bellingham, Caroline Bergvall, Jen Bervin, Cecilie Bjørgås Jordheim, Jaap Blonk, Christian Bök, Sean Bonney, Jean-François Bory, Pavel Büchler, Augusto de Campos, Francesca Capone, Antonio Claudio Carvalho, Bari Çetinkol, Henri Chopin, Paula Claire, Thomas A. Clark, Bob Cobbing, Tom Comitta, Judith Copithorne, Simon Cutts, Natalie Czech, Bob Dahlquist, Wally Depew, Johanna Drucker, Jesse Patrick Ferguson, Peter Finch, Alec Finlay with Ray DiPalma, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Rachel E. Foster, S.J. Fowler, John Furnival, Philip Gallo, Ilse Garnier, Pierre Garnier, John Giorno, Marco Giovenale, Eugen Gomringer, Roel Goussey, Scott Helmes, Henningham Family Press, Sophie Herxheimer, James Hoff, Karl Holmqvist, Jenny Holzer, Susan Howe, Geof Huth, Serkan I n, Tom Jenks, Julie Johnstone, Leandro Katz, Sarah Kelly, Ronald King, John Kinsella, Anatol Knotek, Christopher Knowles, Márton Koppány, Richard Kostelanetz, Daniel Lehan, Ruark Lewis, Simon Lewty, Liliane Lijn, Tony Lopez with John S. Webb, Donato Mancini, Toby Martinez de las Rivas, Hansjörg Mayer, Chris McCabe, Steve McCaffery, Kevin Mcpherson eckhoff, nick-e melville, David Miller, Stuart Mills, Franz Mon, Robert Montgomery, Edwin Morgan, Gustav Morin, Rick Myers, Clemente Padin, Tom Phillips, Décio Pignatari, Jörg Piringer, Cia Rinne, Colin Sackett, Aram Saroyan, Richard Skelton, W. Mark Sutherland, Greg Thomas, Nick Thurston, Sue Tompkins, Andrew Topel, Cecil Touchon, Barrie Tullett, André Vallias, Nico Vassilakis, Emmanuelle Waeckerlé, Sam Winston, Cerith Wyn Evans, Ercan y Y lmaz and Eric Zboya
Soliloquy by Kenneth Goldsmith( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The written record of every word spoken by the author during one week. Goldsmith, an artist, web designer and DJ in New York City, first presented this work as a text installation in 1997. It was also published as a limited edition by Editions Bravin Post Lee in 1997. c. Book News Inc
Dog ear by Erica Baum( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dog Ear explores dog-eared pages of mass-market paperbacks which are photographed to isolate the small diagonally bisected squares or rectangles of text
The weather by Kenneth Goldsmith( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transskription af et års vejrudsigter for byen New York
Uncreative writing : Sprachmanagement im digitalen Zeitalter by Kenneth Goldsmith( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in German and Undetermined and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traffic by Kenneth Goldsmith( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An uneasy combination of farcical comedy and hopeless tragedy, Traffic is a drama of Aristotelian proportions. Goldsmith's book unfolds like all classic narratives, tracing the beginning, middle and end of the action on a single day. In this case, the worst driving day of the year - replete with wanderings and errors, chance encounters, subplot snarls, and very real life-and-death results. But in the end, for all the horrific implications of this cultural catastrophe, Traffic has a happy ending: the midnight dream of the open road."--book jacket
Sports by Kenneth Goldsmith( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sports, the last of Kenneth Goldsmith's American trilogy (The weather, Traffic and sports), is a complete radio transcription of the longest nine inning Major League Baseball game on record"--Page 4 of cover
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I'll be your mirror : the selected Andy Warhol interviews : 1962-1987
The sound of poetry, the poetry of soundAgainst expression : an anthology of conceptual writingFidgetSoliloquyDog earThe weatherTrafficSports
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