“disquisition is sesquipedalian pedestrianism” – A. R. Ammons Continue reading Commonplace Book: “Essay on Poetics,” by A. R. Ammons
“The sheer heft of the two volumes only hints at the vast poetical output of Ammons, a variegated array of poeticules and epics, intimate confessions and scientific hymns, wordplay and wonderment.” Continue reading The Complete Poems of A. R. Ammons, by A. R. Ammons
“The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Masterpiece Paintings is a book ready for heirloom status. From prehistory to contemporary art, the book provides an encyclopedic array of art, from the famous to the anonymous. The wealth contained therein—visual and textual—is priceless.” Continue reading The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Masterpiece Paintings by Kathryn Calley Galitz @ nyjb
I like big books and I cannot lie … Continue reading Doorstopper Week!
Deborah Sengl continues the legacy of acid-tongued Austrian artists from Kraus and Kafka to more contemporary voices like Thomas Bernhard and Elfriede Jelinek. Continue reading The Last Days of Mankind: A Visual Guide to Karl Kraus’ Great War Epic by Deborah Sengl @ nyjb
One hell of a footnote from The Combinations by Louis Armand. Continue reading The Combinations Week Day 5: Commonplace Book: One Hell of a Footnote
An interview with Louis Armand, author of The Combinations. Continue reading THE COMBINATIONS WEEK DAY 4: THE LOUIS ARMAND INTERVIEW