Unoriginal Genius


ISBN 0226660613, 978-0226660615


Perloff, Marjorie. Unoriginal Genius: Poetry by Other Means in the New Century. Chicago: University Of Chicago Press, 2010.



1. Unoriginal Genius: An Introduction 1

2. Phantasmagorias of the Marketplace: Citational Poetics in Walter Benjamin’s Arcades Project 24

3. From Avant-Garde to Digital: The Legacy of Brazilian Concrete Poetry 50

4. Writing Through Walter Benjamin: Charles Bernstein’s “Poem including History” 76

5. “The Rattle of Statistical Traffic”: Documentary and Found Text in Susan Howe’s The Midnight 99

6. Language in Migration: Multilingualism and Exophonic Writing in the New Poetics 123

7. Conceptual Bridges / Digital Tunnels: Kenneth Goldsmith’s Traffic 146

Afterward 167

Notes 171

Index 195


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