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David Meltzer

Two-Way Mirror

A Poetry Notebook

€ 20.95

`The poem is perhaps the highest verbal form of communication. It illuminates and it conceals. It is as precise and as vague as a mirror. Two-Way Mirror is a classic book of poetics by Beat Generation poet David Meltzer. Written in short remarks, autobiographical anecdotes, and inspirational quotations drawn from philosophical, ethnographic, and literary sources, Two-Way Mirror is both a nondidactic guide to the art Meltzer has devoted his life to, and a literary pleasure in itself. Attractively bound and printed in a deluxe gift edition, and featuring Meltzer`s collection of found artwork collaged from thrift-store grammar books, this new and expanded edition retains the charm of the original while updating it for the present day. Building upon the version he self-published in 1977, Meltzer has written additional material that considers the effect of technological developments since the book`s publication, as well as an afterword in which he reflects on the history of the volume, its inception, and its usefulness. With its various writing prompts, Two-Way Mirror has proven to be both inspirational and practical, a teaching tool and a guide to creativity that makes the perfect gift for poets at any stage of development. Praise for Two-Way Mirror `David Meltzer had set out, when he was very young, to write a long poem called The History of Everything, an ambition that his later poetry brought ever closer to fulfillment. Here, in Two-Way Mirror, he shows us the underpinnings for such an enterprise: a brilliant & wise work as rich in insights & discoveries today as when it was first published in 1977. I know of no better amalgam of poetry & poetics & no better introduction to the ways in which poetry can emerge for us & lead us beyond ourselves & toward our own fulfillments. Meltzer`s grace of mind & the life of poetry that surrounds it make the case complete.`-Jerome Rothenberg `A great book of learning from a lifetime`s thoughts of the poem. Ramble, scribble, tickle, lightbulb! Timely and highly worthwhile.`--Clark Coolidge Praise for David Meltzer: `One of the greats of post-World War Two San Francisco poets and musicians. He brought music to poetry and poetry to music!`--Lawrence Ferlinghetti `David Meltzer is a hidden adept, one of the secrettreasures on our planet. Great poet, musician, comic, mystic unsurpassed, performer with few peers. His ear and his erudiation are fine-tuned and precise. A kind of bop-perfection pervades his work.`--Diane di Prima About the Author: David Meltzer is apoet, novelist, editor, and musician. He has edited many anthologies, including SF Beat: Talking with the Poets. His most recent book is When I Was a Poet, Number 60 in the City Lights Pocket Poets Series. Lawrence Ferlinghetti has called him `one of thegreats of post-World-War-Two San Francisco poets and musicians.` `-

Taal / Language : English

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213 pagina's
Januari 2015
419 gram
210 x 150 x 22 mm
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