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Perloff, Marjorie

Works: 102 works in 378 publications in 5 languages and 14,371 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Art  Biography  Poetry  Exhibition catalogs  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Speaker, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Interviewee, Adapter
Classifications: PS323.5, 811.509
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Frank O'Hara : poet among painters by Marjorie Perloff( Book )

25 editions published between 1977 and 1998 in English and held by 1,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing extensively upon the poet's unpublished manuscripts poems, journals, essays, and letters as well as all his published works, Marjorie Perloff presents Frank O'Hara as one of the central poets of the postwar period and an important critic of the visual arts. Perloff traces the poet's development through his early years at Harvard and his interest in French Dadaism and Surrealism to his later poems that fuse literary influence with elements from Abstract Expressionist painting, atonal music, and contemporary film. This edition contains a new Introduction addressing O'Hara's homosexuality, his attitudes toward racism, and changes in poetic climate cover the past few decades. "A groundbreaking study. [This book] is a genuine work of criticism. . . . Through Marjorie Perloff's book we see an O'Hara perhaps only his closer associates saw before: a poet fully aware of the traditions and techniques of his craft who, in a life tragically foreshortened, produced an adventurous if somewhat erratic body of American verse" David Lenson, Chronicle of Higher Education "Perloff is a reliable, well-informed, discreet, sensitive . . . guide. . . . She is impressive in the way she deals with O'Hara's relationship to painters and paintings, and she does give first-rate readings of four major poems" Jonathan Cott, New York Times Book Review
The poetic art of Robert Lowell by Marjorie Perloff( Book )

9 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 1,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The futurist moment : avant-garde, avant guerre, and the language of rupture by Marjorie Perloff( Book )

26 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume examines the flourishing of Futurist aesthetics in the European art and literature of the early twentieth century. Futurism was an artistic and social movement that was largely an Italian phenomenon, though there were parallel movements in Russia, England and elsewhere. The Futurists admired speed, technology, youth and violence, the car, the airplane and the industrial city, all that represented the technological triumph of humanity over nature. This work looks at the prose, visual art, poetry, and the manifestos of Futurists from Russia to Italy. The author reveals the Moment's impulses and operations, tracing its echoes through the years to the work of "postmodern" figures like Roland Barthes. This updated edition reexamines the Futurist Moment in the light of a new century, in which Futurist aesthetics seem to have steadily more to say to the present
The poetics of indeterminacy : Rimbaud to Cage by Marjorie Perloff( Book )

29 editions published between 1981 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In her seminal study, first published in 1981, Marjorie Perloff argues that the map of Modernist poetry needs to be redrawn to include a central tradition which cannot properly be situated within the Romantic-Symbolist tradition dominating the early twentieth century. She traces this tradition from its early "French connection" in the poetry of Rimbaud and Apollinaire as well as in Cubist, Dada, and early Surrealist painting; through its various manifestations in the work of Gertrude Stein, William Carlos Williams, and Ezra Pound; to such postmodern "landscapes without depth" as the French/English language constructions of Samuel Beckett, the elusive dreamscapes of John Ashbery, and the performance works of David Antin and John Cage." "In the poetry of this "other tradition," ambiguity and complexity give way to inherent contradiction and undecidability, metaphor and symbol to metonymy and synecdoche, the well-wrought urn to what Ashbery calls "an open field of narrative possibilities," and the coherent structure of images to "mysteries of construction," nonsense, and free play."--Jacket
John Cage : composed in America( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dance of the intellect : studies in the poetry of the Pound tradition by Marjorie Perloff( Book )

25 editions published between 1982 and 1996 in English and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Must poetic form be, as Yeats demanded, "full, sphere-like, single," or can it accommodate the "impurities" Yeats and his Modernist generation found so problematic? Sixty years later, these are still open questions, questions to which Marjorie Perloff addresses herself in the essays collected here. The first group of essays deals with Pound's own poetics as that poetics related to two of his great contemporaries, Stevens and Joyce, as well as to the visual arts of his day. The second group deals with the more technical aspects of verse and prose. In the last four essays, Perloff takes up broader issues, including the current pessimism about the state of poetry, and the work of experimental poets and conceptual poets
Radical artifice : writing poetry in the age of media by Marjorie Perloff( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The more radical poetries today are known by their admirers and detractors alike for their extreme difficulty, a difficulty, Marjorie Perloff argues, dependent less on the recondite imagery and obscure allusion one associates with early modernism than on a large-scale deconstruction of syntax and emphasis on morphology and pun, paragram and paratext. She suggests this new "non-sensical" poetry cannot be explained away as some sort of pernicious fad, designed to fool the gullible and flatter the pretentious; it is, on the contrary, an inevitable--and important--response to the wholesale mediaization of postmodern culture in the United States. But the conventional alienation model, the still-dominant myth of the sensitive and isolated poet, confronted by the hostile mass media, is no longer adequate. On the contrary, Perloff argues, we must recognize that poetry today, like the visual arts and theater, is always contaminated by media discourse; there is no escape into some bucolic, purer realm. What this means is that poetry actively engages the communication models of everyday discourse, producing language constructions that foreground the artifice of the writing process, the materiality of writing itself. How the negotiation between poetic and media discourses takes place is the subject of Marjorie Perloff's groundbreaking study. Radical Artifice considers what happens when the "natural speech" model inherited from the great modernist poets comes up against the "natural speech" of the Donahue "talk show," or again, how visual poetics and verse forms are responding to the discourse of billboards and sound bytes. Among the many poets whose works are discussed are John Ashbery, George Oppen, Susan Howe, Clark Coolidge, Lyn Hejinian, Leslie Scalapino, Charles Bernstein, Johanna Drucker, and Steve McCaffery. But the strongest presence in Perloff's book is a "poet" better known as a composer, a philosopher, a printmaker, a polymath, one who understood, almost half a century ago, that from now on no word, no musical note, no painted surface, no theoretical statement could ever again escape "contamination" from the media landscape in which we live. That poet is John Cage and it is under his sign that Radical Artifice was composed
Wittgenstein's ladder : poetic language and the strangeness of the ordinary by Marjorie Perloff( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wittgenstein's ladder is an apt figure for this radical aesthetic, and not just in its ordinariness as an object. The movement "up" this ladder can never be more than what Wittgenstein's contemporary, Gertrude Stein, called "Beginning again and again." Wittgenstein shows us, too, that we cannot climb the same ladder twice: the use of language, the context in which words and sentences appear, defines their meaning, which changes with every repetition. Wittgenstein's aesthetic brooks no theory, no essentialism, no metalanguage - only a practice, a mode of operation, fragmentary and elliptical
Postmodern genres by Marjorie Perloff( Book )

19 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetic license : essays on modernist and postmodernist lyric by Marjorie Perloff( Book )

10 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Poetic License, Marjorie Perloff insists that despite the recent interest in "opening up the canon," our understanding of poetry and poetics is all too often rutted in conventional notions of the lyric that shed little light on what poets and artists are actually doing today. On topics ranging from general problems of canonicity to the critical evaluation of such poets as Plath, Ginsberg, and others, Perloff introduces nonconventional ideas of the nature of poetic texts and reframes the discussion of postmodern "paratexts." Her discussion reformulates basic presuppositions of what poetry is and what it can do and leads us to see the great possibilities still open to lyric poetry at a time when, as Yeats predicted, "the center cannot hold."--Publisher description
21st-century modernism : the new poetics by Marjorie Perloff( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and Polish and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What if, despite the current predominance of a tepid and unambitious Establishment poetry, there were a powerful avant-garde that takes up, once again, the experimentation of the early twentieth-century? Marjorie Perloff's manifesto argues that it is only at the turn of our own century that the powerful lessons of the avant-garde - an avant-garde cruelly disrupted by the Great War and subsequent political upheavals - are being learned." "In detailed readings of T.S. Eliot, Gertrude Stein, Marcel Duchamp, and Velimir Khlebnikov, Perloff studies the strains which were to become so important today: the Eliotic understanding that form is meaning, Stein's revisionary treatment of syntax and everyday language, Duchamp's conceptualism, with its transformation of the ontology of the "work of 'art'" itself, and Khlebnikov's poetics of etymology, sound play, and spatial design. These individual but related poetic concerns are then examined in the work of a number of poets writing today."--Jacket
Unoriginal genius : poetry by other means in the new century by Marjorie Perloff( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhyme and meaning in the poetry of Yeats by Marjorie Perloff( Book )

17 editions published between 1965 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetry on & off the page : essays for emergent occasions by Marjorie Perloff( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The fourteen essays that make up this collection have as their common theme a reconsideration of the role historical and cultural change has played in the evolution of twentieth-century poetry and poetics."--Back cover
Differentials : poetry, poetics, pedagogy by Marjorie Perloff( Book )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sound of poetry, the poetry of sound( Book )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sound--one of the central elements of poetry--finds itself all but ignored in the current discourse on lyric forms. The essays collected here by Marjorie Perloff and Craig Dworkin break that critical silence to readdress some of the fundamental connections between poetry and sound--connections that go far beyond traditional metrical studies. Ranging from medieval Latin lyrics to a cyborg opera, sixteenth-century France to twentieth-century Brazil, romantic ballads to the contemporary avant-garde, the contributors to The Sound of Poetry/The Poetry of Sound explore such subjects as the translatabil
Susan Rankaitis by Susan Rankaitis( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doppler effect by John Kinsella( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Optic nerve : poems with photographs by Janet Sternburg( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luca : discourse on life and death by Rochelle Owens( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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John Cage : composed in America
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Mintz, Gabriele 1931-

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Перлофф, Марджори

The futurist moment : avant-garde, avant guerre, and the language of ruptureThe poetics of indeterminacy : Rimbaud to CageJohn Cage : composed in AmericaThe dance of the intellect : studies in the poetry of the Pound traditionRadical artifice : writing poetry in the age of mediaWittgenstein's ladder : poetic language and the strangeness of the ordinaryPostmodern genres21st-century modernism : the new poetics