Paul Metcalf Collected Works Volume I The first of three comprehensive volumes to present the lifetime work of Paul Metcalf one of the Black Mountain Writers

  • Title: Paul Metcalf: Collected Works, Volume I: 1956-1976
  • Author: Paul Metcalf Guy Davenport
  • ISBN: 9781566890502
  • Page: 335
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The first of three comprehensive volumes to present the lifetime work of Paul Metcalf, one of the Black Mountain Writers.

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    1. Excellent interview with John O'Brien here: dalkeyarchive/a-converMetcalf is a root-tender, hands deep in loam, feeling out the topology: dichotomous; herringbone; radial. Pulling to the surface quotes as parasitical as mistletoe, or heavy and stagnant as cassava, curled rhizomatically in on themselves. His work is well-tended, trained through wattle and trellis. It is a grown architecture. Much happens, therefore, beneath the page-surface, in the gaps between line. The blooms, the flowers thems [...]

    2. How to Create a Text From Appropriated Texts (before Goldsmith)Some remarks on "Genoa," which is one of the novels collected here. The book, "Genoa," is absolutely astonishing, one of the most powerful books I've read. Ostensibly, it's a series of quotations from Melville's novels and letters, and from Christopher Columbus's writing and from accounts of his voyages. Ostensibly, those quotations are running through the mind of a man who lives in the Midwest, in an old house, pondering questions o [...]

    3. In the penu=beginning, RCF, 1981, v the first #2*, “A Conversation with Paul Metcalf By John O’Brien” among/amongst other scribblings, righteously cnp’d. etc.Will West (Jonathan Williams 1956)Genoa (Jargon. 1965)Patagoni (Jargon, 1971)The Middle Passage (Jargon, 1976)Apalache (Turtle Island, 1976)tbc…brief intro by davenport, usw. coffee house press at their utter best.let’s begin. againuse. recall and honor the BURIED.[The first edition being a 500 copy signed limited edition done b [...]

    4. Metcalf is another of those eccentric intellectuals I tend to gravitate toward (like Guy Davenport, William Gaddis and Charles Olson). His work is unlike anyone else's. It isn't fiction and it isn't nonfiction, really. It hybridizes diary, historical sources, description, imagination. It reads like a poem, usually, or a dense travelogue, sometimes, and raises literary collage to its own wonderful level. I find myself writing in a similar style to Metcalf's; perhaps this is why I love his work so [...]

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