What is poetry today, and how does it fit into our daily lives? Through a series of intelligent and personal, often humorous essays the great French poet and fiction writer explores the role of poetry and poetry means to us....
|Title||:||Poetry, etcetera: Cleaning House|
|Number of Pages||:||288 Pages|
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Poetry, etcetera: Cleaning House Reviews
This book is full of wonderful things, particularly about the genesis of the Oulipo, and also about the ever recurring "death of poetry." It is a shame that Roubaud's disdain for women is so obvious and so artlessly on view. Not only are we completely absent from his literary references, except for the solitary reference to Agatha Christie (whom he will only call Agatha), but in his one example of a contemptible critical argument, he chooses to pit Helen Vendler against Rita Dove. In his obtuseness Roubaud unfortunately confirms the rumors of the Oulipo's animus for women. It doesn't help that his fiction is populated by adolescent sexpots who are always flaunting their boobies. I don't often have a reaction to a book that so completely mingles admiration and disgust, but this was one.
how do i begin? This is the best theory for me. Playful. Opening. Full of possibilities. If I taught literature or creative writing it would be on the list for the so-called comprehensive exams and so on. But it is also beyond that. Outside of the professional academies. Poetry and memory. The death of poetry. Of PROFECO TODINTRAN and IGLOVI (profit economy, totally digital for instant transmission, idea of the global village). It is all in there. And fun! Really fun! Also "big talk, sweet talk, verse." and more. Much more. Poetry versus poems (i think poetry is more interesting than poems). "Poetry is the love of language" but what does that mean exactly? Roubaud also discusses postures:Homeric postureOrphic PostureShamanistic postureposture of the spontaneous poetthe Malherbian Posturelots on the avant garde gesture! AND LOTS AND LOTS AND LOTS MORE!one my fav books about life and art and poetics and so on . . .
A wise guy, a trouble-maker! I like this guy.