Attention Span 2010 – Vanessa Place
Divya Victor | Hellocasts by Charles Reznikoff by Divya Victor by Vanessa Place | Factory Series | 2010
There is no genius like the original genius, no caste like the hallow.
Steven Zultanski | Pad | Make Now | 2010
Le dick n’existe pas—donc, ceci n’est pas un dick.
Heimrad Bäcker | Transcript | Dalkey Archive | 2009
The article proposes that transcript should be considered not only as a documentary work but also as a work determined by several forms of incompleteness, and it shows how the aestheticizing aspects of Bäcker’s text repeat or quote National Socialism’s will to aestheticize.
James Wagner | Geisttraum | Esther Press | 2010
Language as solid and fearsome as the religious American Middle West: plain, transparent and similarly constituent of its own allegorical surface.
Gary Barwin | Servants of Dust | No Press | 2010
The punctuation (only) of Sonnets 1 through 20, rendered spatially (O, Mallarmé!) (O, darling buds of May!)
Robert Fitterman, ed. | Collective Task | Patrick Lovelace Editions | 2010
“I would argue that a poet who has a project that he can lucidly discuss is a pretty boring poet, at best. I would argue that a poet with a project might not be a poet at all. Or at least a baby poet, not a great one…. I would argue that a poet who says he has a project probably has no sense of the idea of habitus and its intersection with the act of creation. Yeah. I think the term ‘project’ has nothing to do with poetry.”
Immanuel Kant | Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason | Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy | 1999
Radical evil: the primer.
Simony Morley, ed. | The Sublime (Documents of Contemporary Art) | MIT | 2010
Marco Belpoliti, John Berger, Paul Crowther, Jacques Derrida, Okwui Enwezor, Jean Fisher, Barbara Claire Freeman, Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe, Doreet LeVitte-Harten, Eleanor Heartney, Lynn M. Herbert, Luce Irigaray, Fredric Jameson, Lee Joon, Julia Kristeva, Jean-François Lyotard, Thomas McEvilley, Vijay Mishra, David Morgan, Jean-Luc Nancy, Jacques Rancière, Gene Ray, Robert Rosenblum, Philip Shaw, Marina Warner, Thomas Weiskel, Slavoj Zizek.
Rachel Zolf | Neighbor Procedure | Coach House | 2010
After all, what could be funnier than the slapstick of perpetual internecine warfare?
Jacques Lacan | The Ego in Freud’s Theory and in the Technique of Psychoanalysis, 1954-1955 (Book II) (The Seminar of Jacques Lacan) | Norton | 1991
No self! Only other!
Hanna Darboven | Die Geflügelte Erde Requiem | Edition Cantz | 1991
While “history” takes place even without human involvement, progressing with time (“History takes place on its own, that is historical time”), both “intellectual” and “technical” history hinge, according to Hanne Darboven, “on what the person has done” (page 26). In this way the two mutually influence one another.
Ryan M. Haley | Autobiography: Volume One (1975-1993) | Ugly Duckling | 2010
“The corruption of the best things gives rise to the worst.”—David Hume
Walter Benjamin | The Arcades Project | Belknap | 2002
Must be read sequentially to be read in the uncanny.
Eugene Delacroix | The Journal of Eugene Delacroix | Phaidon | 2006
“We are making rapid strides towards that happy time when space will have been abolished; but they will never abolish boredom, especially when you consider the ever-increasing need for some occupation to fill in our time, part of which, at least, used to be spent in travelling.”
Ezra Pound | The Cantos of Ezra Pound | New Directions | 1998
The Pisan Cantos again.