The Poethical Wager

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University of California Press, 2003 - 279 Seiten
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"In this very coherent collection of essays, Retallack goes a long way toward constructing meaning out of the restlessness and anxiety that characterize postmodern art. The result is a strong affirmation of the imagination--and, in a way, an affirmation of affirmation itself. The book is powerful and beautiful."--Lyn Hejinian

"Joan Retallack is a thinker of refreshing clarity, frankness and drive, with a wily, engaged intelligence. This remarkable book of her speculative essays is at once a dynamic conceptual art work and an artistically subtle probing of concepts. Retallack has produced a witty, penetrating work that raises the stakes of poetics with her commitment to a utopian ethics of lucidity, attentiveness, responsibility, and hope."--Rachel Blau DuPlessis, author of Drafts 1-38, Toll and The Pink Guitar: Writing as Feminist Practice

"Joan Retallack shows not why but how poetry matters in these fractal provocations in, around, and through Cage, Stein, Waldrop, Wittgenstein, Winnicott, and a large supporting cast that potentially includes you. Retallack's "newsense" turns knowledge into nowledge, weaving words into thought's improbable possibilities."--Charles Bernstein, author of Republics of Reality: 1975-1995

"Joan Retallack is our supreme theoretician of poetic contingency. With great patience, profundity, and good humor, she lays out a 'poetics of the swerve,' a 'constructive preoccupation with what are unpredictable forms of change.' Whether writing about Gertrude Stein or John Cage, or feeling her way to a more adequate 'feminism'--a feminism that refuses to close off the possibilities of chance and change--Retallack 'essays' toward a 'poethics' that, in Wittgensteinian terms, 'leaves everything as it is' so as to dis-cover what it might be. "--Marjorie Perloff, author of Wittgenstein's Ladder

"Retallack has a deliciously complicated sense of the world, which combines with superb tact and an unpretentious but imposing sense that she is making a poethical wager at every moment in the writing, especially in her sense of the tension between memory and 'productive conjecture'.This is one of the most cogent and capacious rationales for experimental poetics that I have read."--Charles Altieri, author of Painterly Abstraction in Modernist American Poetry and Postmodernisms Now
  

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Inhalt

The Poethical Wager
21
Wager as Essay
47
Blue Notes on the Know Ledge
63
Rosmarie Waldrop
81
The Experimental Feminine
90
TwentySix Notes on
102
RETHINKINGliterarYfeminism
110
The Difficulties of Gertrude Stein I II
145
Geometries of Attention
175
John Cage
181
Poethics of a Complex Realism
196
UNCAGED WORDS
222
Notes
243
Bibliography
259
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Über den Autor (2003)

Joan Retallack is John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor of Humanities at Bard College. She is author of How to Do Things with Words (1998), Musicage: Cage Muses on Words Art Music (1996), Afterrimages (1995), and Errata 5uite (1993), among other books.

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