//
archives

Archive for

THE SECOND MANIFESTO OF POETISM

POETRY FOR THE FIVE SENSES (excerpt) by Karel Teige translated by David Vichnar (forthcoming in Prague Poetics: from 1920 to the Present, Litteraria Pragensia)   In lieu of the old categories of art, corresponding to the higher aesthetic senses (sight and hearing), to man’s intellectual and practical needs which are today better served by other … Continue reading

“FAUT-IL BRÛLER KAFKA?”

David Vichnar reviews GEORGES BATAILLE’S LOUIS XXX (translated & introduced by Stuart Kendall, Equus Press, 2013). Image: J.-A. Boiffard, Papier colant et mouches, 1930. Illustration for George Bataille’s article “L’esprit moderne et le jeu des transpositions,” Documents, 1930. No.8, p. 488.   Typically of this most untypical writer, George Bataille’s Louis XXX collects two textually … Continue reading

NOMAD IS THIS

Republished from Louis Armand, The Organ-Grinder’s Monkey: Culture after the Avant-Garde (Prague: Litteraria Pragensia, 2013) originally published in Pierre Joris: Cartographies of the In-Between (ed. Peter Cockelbergh; LPB, 2011).   About half-way through his 2005 lecture on “The Seamlessly Nomadic Future of Collage,” Pierre Joris quotes Picasso to the effect that If a piece of … Continue reading

"Modernity today is not in the hands of the poets, but in the hands of the cops" // Louis Aragon
"It is the business of the future to be dangerous" // A.N. Whitehead

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

"Poetism is the crown of life; Constructivism is its basis" // Karel Teige

Goodreads

“I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us. If the book we are reading doesn’t wake us up with a blow on the head, what are we reading it for?…we need the books that affect us like a disaster, that grieve us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us” // Franz Kafka, letter to Oskar Pollack, 27 January 1904
October 2014
M T W T F S S
« Sep   Nov »
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031