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Absolute Bob

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Poetry. Translated from the French by Jennifer Moxley. bob, a brave little guy (joker, operator, sheer energy?) bops in the manner of a video-game through the ways a poem inhabits sense or nonsense, speeds or slows, slides into forms or undoes them. bob occupies his virtual field of action in perpetual motion, beats down doors, explores corridors, removes walls, strikes sparks from repetition, sets fire to "the same old," pulls the levers of creation. The book's 24 chapters remind us of film's 24 images per second--just as bob to French ears suggests bobine, the reel that unrolls them. Also of the 24 hours in the day of a man who must exhaust himself in command performances that gradually asphyxiate even the fabrication of verse.

About the Author

Anne Portugal was born in Angers, in 1949. She lives and teaches in Paris. She is also the model of a famous "Poets' Calendar."

Product Details

ISBN:
9781936194025
Author:
Portugal, Anne
Publisher:
Burning Deck
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Subject:
Anthologies-Miscellaneous International Poetry
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
120

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Fiction and Poetry » Anthologies » Miscellaneous International Poetry
Fiction and Poetry » Poetry » A to Z

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