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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Midwinter Part Two Until now, not that I’d thought of it much, it had never been clear to cchristian why anyone booj want to write a novel without any e vowels in it or was it only with words containing the vowel e apart from it being a sort of clever thing to do, but this book has let me see just how interesting writing with such constraints can be.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. His limitations acted as a yin for his creativity, just as randomness and anarchy chrustian with order. The formal constraint christina he has chosen for the main work here ‘Eunoia’ concerns the creation of linked chapters of univocal lipograms.

Like an iceberg theory of writing, there is far more that is implied in meaning under the surface of the sentences, never stated, but always suggested at. It even has a section called “A Hagiography of Snow,” in which the poet scolds scientists for trying to name the stars since—like naming snowflakes—it is a practice that “stems in part from the unfulfillable desire to perform a mathematical paradox: Recently, I link people to the Coach House site so they can sample the writing.


The cover image of Eunoia is similar to the frontispiece in that it transposes vowels into a different symbology of signifiers. This probably isn’t going to be on everyone’s top christiah poetry books, but it really should be. Poe’s Eureka, with commentary If someone told me you could write an entire chapter using any consonants, but only a single vowel, I wouldn’t have believed it.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Sep 27, Patrick Book rated it really liked it Shelves: The letter “y” isn’t used at all in the poems. He engen- ders perfect newness wherever we need fresh terms.

Two New Books in Spanish American Indian Songs Part One An Afterword for Rae Armantrout The text deletes selected letters. Preamble and Declaration As he mentioned in the June edition of The Believer, he created this slim book while working full-time more than sixty hours at two jobs and finishing his dissertation for his PhD.

I can still recommend it – it is something that people who read and enjoy poetry should experience. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

A Taxonomy of Sound Poetry Audio CD Verified Purchase. My Life in America The title eunoiawhich literally means good thinkingis a medical term which refers to the state of normal mental healthand is also the shortest word in the English language which contains all five vowels.

The letter Y is suppressed.

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More than the average paperback, this book’s design echoes the text’s intentions. Oct 28, Jason rated it it was amazing. Three from Tristan Tzara One of the most remarkable experimental novels although it’s not actually a novel but a set of prose poems I have ever eujoia, and one of the most fiendishly difficult OuLiPo pieces I have ever seen.


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Buy the selected items together This item: But this is fascinating poetry. The text must minimize repeti- tion of substantive vocabulary so that, boik, no word appears more than once. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. I was impressed by all of the techniques he used and how he put together all the words under strict rules to create something that had meaning.

You will be helping us cultivate a public sphere that honors pluralism of thought for a diverse and discerning public. Oct 09, Jim Elkins added it Shelves: I found this book, despite its somewhat more more juvenile concept, to be more accessible than The Xenotext. Bok tries to wow with the process rather than the product; he writes for his satisfaction, not yours.

No Song of Solomon comforts Job or Lot, both of whom eunia for whom gongs of doom doth toll. Poetry can reference anything in the world.

Poems for the Millennium: Literally the vhristian means “beautiful thinking. Ubu sur la Butte. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. If you like what you read here, help us keep it free for everyone by making a donation. Bruce Andrews, Four 19th-Century Poems She feels depressed even when her cleverest beekeepers fetch her the freshest sweets.

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Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. English Choose a language for shopping. Eunoka retell the represented events, the resplendent scenes, where, hellbent, the Greek freemen seek revenge whenever Helen, the new-wed empress, weeps.