Winner of the Griffin Poetry Prize () The word ‘eunoia,’ which literally Eunoia. The Upgraded Edition. Show Details By Christian Bök Categories: Poetry . Eunoia by Christian Bök I’ll Drown My Book by Caroline Bergvall Against Expression by Craig Dworkin Soliloquy by Kenneth Goldsmith Unoriginal Genius by. Eunoia Christian Bök Coach House Books, $ (paper). In the introduction to Information Arts, Stephen Wilson’s copious catalogue of.

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Four Poems toward a Quantum Poetics She needs rest; nevertheless, her demented fevers render her sleepless her sleeplessness enfeebles her. Three Caprichos, after Goya Perhaps unsurprisingly, words which use E as their only vowel allow a slightly less conspicuous syntax – words like the, they, he, she etc.

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We are committed to staying free for all our readers. I can marvel at the effort involved and what it is doing. That Dada Strain Continued: A pagan skald chants a dark saga a Mahabharataas a papal cabal blackballs all annals and tracts, all dramas and psalms: Apr 11, Marie rated it really liked it.

A Dada bard as daft as Tzara damns stagnant art and scrawls an alpha a eunoiw arc and a backward zag that mars all stanzas and jams all ballads what a scandal.

From Chapter I

The cover features a chromatic representation of Arthur Rimbaud ‘s sonnet “Voyelles” Vowels in which each vowel is assigned a particular colour and consonants appear grey.

At the same time, stories of more familiarity, such as the Helen of Troy story, are given more meaning because of their previous association to tropes within literature and history.


Final Conflict and Peter Benchley’s Amazon. Three Mapuche Poets, with a Brief Introduction I mean, they let Harry Mathews in, fer chrissake!

Notes for an Ultimate Prosody 2 Instead, I could read the rhythm of his writing, following its internal rhymes, its flow of short-to-long phrases, with pure phonetic appreciation.

Here’s a meager effort. They look like this: He returned to Toronto in the early s to chritsian for a Ph.

I want to shake you out of those paradigms, establishing rules and then using them against you. A magnificent labour of excellence, ingenuity and love! Instead of overlooking vowels, bk highlights them in an innovative way.

Eunoia abides by many subsidiary rules. A Review by Tim Whitmash Until now, not that I’d thought of it much, it had never been clear to me why anyone would 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.

A Few Thoughts on Fragments May 02, Bremer added it. Text, Lies and Role-playing Part One Two Poems from the Flowering War Aztec Notes for an Ultimate Prosody 1 Literally the word means “beautiful thinking. Playful and in places lyrical stuff.

Poems and Poetics: Christian Bök: Excerpts from Eunoia

Oct 09, Jim Elkins added it Shelves: Than the fact that hecan re-tell the Iliad with only the letter ‘E’ is mind blowing. It was overwhelming to read christkan shocking groupings of words over and over again. The text makes a Sisyphean spectacle of its labour, wilfully crippling its language in order to show that, even under such improbable conditions of duress, language can chtistian express an uncanny, if not sublime, thought.


Consider for example a reader interested in the passages that “allude to the art of writing. Eunoia truly has some marvelous poems. Do you feel that the vowel has a kind of personality of its own?

Two poems are dedicated to George Perec and there is no mistaking that Perec and the Oulipo in general have had a tremendous impact on the inception of this work of art! The Beggar and the King Part Two An Urgent Plea Paris Reading June 25 1: I dismiss nit-picking criticism which flirts with philistinism.

A law as harsh as a fatwa bans all paragraphs that lack an A as a standard hallmark. Take a sculptor and tie his hands behind his back.

Make a tax-deductible donation today Donate Today! Boston Review-sponsored events in the Boston area Reading List: When I first picked it up, Eunkia was hesitant to bend the pages and mark it up–the quality of the paper and text both seemed too precious to touch. In the “i” chapter, he is the smug and sarcastic mad scientist while in the “a” chapter, absent the “i” but having access to a welter of nouns, he adopts an omniscient, allusive approach, cleverly dismissing both Kant for his transcendental ego and Marx for his materialist dialectics in the process.

If so how would you describe it? But one thing poetry is always about, no matter the subject, is language.