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McSweeney's Quarterly Concern Issue 22

(McSweeney's Quarterly Concern)

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| Hardcover | 9781932416664

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McSweeney's Issue 22 is a three-part exercise in inspired restriction — of author, of content, and of form. In section one, poets (yes — poets!) including Mary Karr, Denis Johnson, C. D. Wright, and D. C. Berman initiate poet- Continue

McSweeney's Issue 22 is a three-part exercise in inspired restriction — of author, of content, and of form. In section one, poets (yes — poets!) including Mary Karr, Denis Johnson, C. D. Wright, and D. C. Berman initiate poet-chains, picking a poem of their own and one by another poet. The next poet will then do the same, and then again, and again, and so on. In section two, Fitzgerald (yes — F. Scott Fitzgerald!) provides a list of unused story premises first cataloged in The Crack-Up; his mission is completed by writers like Diane Williams and Nick Flynn. In section three, finally, the president of France's (yes — France!) legendary Oulipians offers a rare glimpse into his group's current experiments with linguistic constraint. Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.

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    Non tutti al massimo, ma i nuovi contributi dell'OuLiPo sono qualcosa di meraviglioso!

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    Valeria said on May 19, 2011 | Add your feedback

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    Mixed Bag

    This issue was a very mixed bag of material. I am no poetry fan, so a third of it was out the window from the get-go. The Oulipo (sp?) work is intriguing, though not horribly enjoyable to read. In all, I like the fact that this issue was so dispar ...(continue)

    This issue was a very mixed bag of material. I am no poetry fan, so a third of it was out the window from the get-go. The Oulipo (sp?) work is intriguing, though not horribly enjoyable to read. In all, I like the fact that this issue was so disparate that there was no guilt in only reading what interested you, and ignoring the other parts. Typically with these, there is a sense of accomplishment in reading the whole "book", but not the case in this issue. That was a nice change.

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    Bossdog said on Oct 12, 2007 | Add your feedback

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  • English Books
  • Hardcover 350 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 1932416668
  • ISBN-13: 9781932416664
  • Publisher: McSweeney's
  • Publish date: 2007-01-24
  • Dimensions: 322 mm x 903 mm x 1,289 mm
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