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The Age of Huts (compleat)

The Age of Huts (compleat)

Ron Silliman
Copyright Date: 2007
Edition: 1
Pages: 324
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    The Age of Huts (compleat)
    Book Description:

    Between the Age of Innocence and the Age of Experience comesTheAge of Huts.This book brings together for the first time all of the poems in Ron Silliman'sAge of Hutscycle, includingKetjak, SunsetDebris, The Chinese Notebook,and2197,as well as two key satellite texts,Sitting Up, Standing, Taking Steps,andBART.Each poem offers a radically different approach toward using language to explore the world. One of the founding works of Language Poetry,The Age ofHutsis about everything, more or less literally, as each sentence, even each phrase, embarks on its own narrative, linking together to form a large polyphonic investigation of contemporary life. FromKetjak,one of the first poems to employ "the new sentence," to2197,a serial work that scrambles the vocabulary and grammar of its sentences,TheAge of Hutsquestions everything we have known about poetry in order to see the world anew.

    eISBN: 978-0-520-94042-0
    Subjects: Language & Literature

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-vi)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. vii-viii)
  3. Preface
    (pp. ix-x)
  4. Acknowledgments
    (pp. xi-xii)
  5. Ketjak
    (pp. 1-102)
    Rae Armantrout
  6. Sunset Debris
    (pp. 103-146)
    Peggy Jeffries
  7. The Chinese Notebook
    (pp. 147-178)
  8. 2197
    (pp. 179-290)
  9. Satellite Texts
    (pp. 291-311)
  10. Back Matter
    (pp. 312-313)