• Title: Genji Monogatari
  • Author: Mark Young
  • ISBN: 9780980602586
  • Page: 454
  • Format: Paperback
  • Genji Monogatari Genji Monogatari is a sequence of poems each keyed to a chapter of the th century Japanese classic by Murasaki Shikibu The result is a complex and beautiful palimpsest wherein we are privileged
    Genji Monogatari is a sequence of 54 poems, each keyed to a chapter of the 11th century Japanese classic by Murasaki Shikibu The result is a complex and beautiful palimpsest, wherein we are privileged, simultaneously and sequentially, to look upon worlds within worlds within worlds Mark Young opens the book on the processes of the composition of the sequence itself so thGenji Monogatari is a sequence of 54 poems, each keyed to a chapter of the 11th century Japanese classic by Murasaki Shikibu The result is a complex and beautiful palimpsest, wherein we are privileged, simultaneously and sequentially, to look upon worlds within worlds within worlds Mark Young opens the book on the processes of the composition of the sequence itself so that, along with his reading of Genji, we are also given the progress of the writing of that reading His technique, foregrounded here, demonstrates a fidelity to stochastics allied with a profound knowledge of, and respect for, tradition replaying our cached millennium All the characteristics of Young s recent work ferocious intellect, coruscating satire, black humour, exquisite emotion are fully present, along with something difficult to name as if, in the drawing back of screen after screen after screen, what is revealed is the nakedness of all enclosure, the silence inside both world and word Martin Edmond

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    1. "The price of crude oil / is a psychotic ghost / that haunts my / poetry."Another so-smart book by Mark Young. Grab your favorite scissors, the nice pair in the drawer you don't often open, then bundle a newspaper, an ancient Japanese text, the Internet, and even your GPS navigator and give them all over, give them all over to the wildly skilled hands of Mark Young. From it all, he will take "up a brush / & traced a poem in the air." For example:LIV. The Floating Bridge of DreamsThere are si [...]

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