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Studies in Description free pdf Difficult writing has its way of illuminating the part of the world that counts. One such difficult text is Gertrude Stein's highly experimental Tender Buttons: objects, food, rooms -- long considered the single most groundbreaking literary work of twentieth-century art, literary criticism, and art history. One hundred years since publication, Carl Peters offers a sustained reading of the 1914 edition, responding to the eccentric sounds and rhythms of this long prose-poem with annotations that bring understanding, in particular, to the composition's syntax, which is noted for its defiance of conventional norms- for example: ROAST POTATOES. Roast potatoes for. [Annotation] Grounded! Such annotations demonstrate that an apprehension of Stein's whole art comes from the project and praxis of reading the work literally, actually. "Read her with her for less," she asserts. "Translate more than translate the authority." In Studies in Description: Reading Gertrude Stein's Tender Buttons, Peters demonstrates ways in which Stein's thought questions everything, underlining reasons that her work has long served as the wellspring for generations of experimental poets, inspiring Language movement poets such as bill bissett, bpNichol, and George Bowering, and novelists such as William Gass, Sherwood Anderson, and Ernest Hemingway. The Modernist work Tender Buttons can be used to show how in the early twentieth century Stein and others helped us discover a different world in our midst, a moment of the Modern.

About Carl Peters

Carl Peters is a critical theorist and curator and the author of two previous literary analyses of poetics and avant-garde art. He edited a major collection of bpNichol's comics from 1960 to 1980, published as bpNichol Comics (2002). textual vishyuns (2011), his critical study of bill bissett's poetry and visual art, analyzes this Canadian poet's contributions to modernist thought and vision. Peters is currently embarked on a study of modernist cinema, specifically the works and praxis of French New Wave film director Jean-Luc Godard.

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Author : Carl Peters
Publisher : Talon Books,Canada
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ISBN : 0889229619
EAN : 9780889229617
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 408 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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