The Fire: Collected Essays of Robin Blaser

The Fire: Collected Essays of Robin Blaser

Robin Blaser


Spanning 4 a long time of meditation at the avant-garde in poetry, paintings, and philosophy, the essays accumulated in The fireplace reveal Robin Blaser's strikingly clean point of view on "New American" poets, deconstructive philosophies, present occasions, and the nation of humanities now. The essays, amassed in a single quantity for the 1st time, comprise commentaries on Jack Spicer, Charles Olson, Robert Duncan, Mary Butts, George Bowering, Louis Dudek, Christos Dikeakos, and J. S. Bach.

Blaser emerged from the "Berkeley Renaissance" of the Nineteen Forties and Nineteen Fifties having studied lower than mythical medieval student Ernst Kantorowicz and having been an enormous player within the burgeoning literary scene. His reaction to the cultural and political occasions of his time has been to build a poetic voice that provides a novel standpoint on a shareable world—and to pose that voice along others as a resource of countermemory and power business enterprise. Conceived as conversations, those essays brilliantly mirror that ethos as they re-read the cultural occasions of the earlier fifty years.

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