from Chapter O (for Yoko Ono) Loops on bold fonts now form lots of words for books. Books form cocoons of comfort – tombs to hold book-. This new edition features several new but related poems by Christian Bök and an expanded afterword. ‘Eunoia is a novel that will drive everybody sane. Eunoia by Christian Bök I’ll Drown My Book by Caroline Bergvall Against Expression by Craig Dworkin Soliloquy by Kenneth Goldsmith Unoriginal Genius by.

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Eunoia by Christian Bök

Bok tries to wow with the process rather than the product; he writes for his satisfaction, not yours. This plane is contrasted to plane 2, the plane of mythology the past where we meet Helen of Troy. A Poem of Fears, in seven installments Readings from the Oulipo: No trivia or quizzes yet. More than the average paperback, this book’s design echoes the text’s intentions.

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I sing with nihilistic witticism, disciplining signs with chrisitan gimmicks impish hijinks which highlight stick sigils. This book will have to be sought out, but it is beautifully produced, and browsers will be hooked. Octavio Paz on Modernity and Romanticism Poems for the Millennium: To view it, click here.

Presence of All Colors Outsider Poems, a Mini-Anthology in Progress But I cannot be too harsh because the task he undertook was extremely difficult and given that he did a great job.


Sighing, I sit, scribbling in ink this pidgin script. Instead, the chapters mean more because cjristian what is excluded from each of them i.

Eunoia June 1, Brian Kim Stefans. The slot at the upper left can also be used for specific items or subjects.

Bruce Andrews, Four 19th-Century Poems Reading Celan, Lists with This Book. Notes for an Ultimate Prosody 2 The I -chapter is logically christiwn first chapter in first person.

I’m not sure if “Eunoia” is a lipogram or an anti-lipogram. A triumphant feat, seven years in the making, this uncanny work of avant-garde literature promises to be one of the most important books of the decade. Since I found this book while I was packing for a move, I decided to give it another shot, and found it still seriously chdistian.

Hassan is an excessive ruler as indicated by the descriptions of the lavish culinary banquet. Louis Zukofsky, a Reminiscence No amount is too small. An Urgent Plea Ubu mulcts surplus funds trust funds plus slush funds.

ehnoia Reconfiguring Romanticism 45Part Two: All sentences must accent internal rhyme through the use of syntactical parallelism. Restless, she deserts her fleece bed where, detested, her wedded re- gent sleeps.

The Beggar and the King Part One There are lots of other techniques throughout, including lots of clever rhymes and alliterations. I blame Gyles, Chrissie.


My Book Tube video review of this and 2 other lipogram novels can be viewed here https: A Letter in Response to a Posting The way the writing is constrained here doesn’t help anything, doesn’t conduce to good sound or specific, informed word choice.

His methods, while meticulous and extreme, became the catalysts for his experimentation. See Motte, Introduction The problem is not that unexpected swerves in the narrative tone or content are faults, it’s that the choice of moments when the text swerves to accommodate some rule, and the choice of rules themelves, are not articulated, and there is not reason to suppose those choices aren’t both expressive and conventional. Stand in awe of his linguistic genius.

Review: Eunoia

The name Ubu can be traced back to the father of Chrisitan absurdist theatre and later the inspiration for the surrealistsAlfred Jarry. Eunoia’s reductorial neurosis as euphonically zestful contrivance turns formidable stunts to imp’s play.

A collection of poetry follows the prose, riffing on the poem “Voyelles” “Vowels” by Arthur Rimbaud.