Hotel Lautr amont

In John Ashbery’s haunting 1992 collection, just as in the traveler’s experience of a hotel, we recognize everything, and yet nothing is familiar—not even ourselves Hotel Lautréamont invites readers to reimagine a book of poems as a ...

Author: John Ashbery

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781480459106

Category: Poetry

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In John Ashbery’s haunting 1992 collection, just as in the traveler’s experience of a hotel, we recognize everything, and yet nothing is familiar—not even ourselves Hotel Lautréamont invites readers to reimagine a book of poems as a collection of hotel rooms: each one empty until we enter it, and yet in truth abundantly furnished with associations, necessities, and echoes of both the known and the alien. The collection’s title poem is itself an evocative echo: Comte de Lautréamont was the pseudonym taken by Isidore-Lucien Ducasse, a radical nineteenth-century French writer about whom little is known except that he produced one remarkable presymbolist epic prose poem called The Songs of Maldoror and died of fever at the age of twenty-four in a hotel in Paris during Napoleon III’s siege of the city in 1870. Addressed to lonely ghosts, lingering guests, and others, the poems in Hotel Lautréamont present a study of exile, loss, meaning, and the artistic constructions we create to house them.
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Hotel Lautr amont

Named in homage to Isidore Ducasse, the Uruguayan-French poet who wrote Maldoror under the name Comte de Lautréamont, and with a knowing nod to John Ashbery's book of the same title, this is the first major English-language survey of ...

Author: Kent Johnson

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ISBN: 1848611897

Category: Poetry

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Poetry. Latino/Latina Studies. Bilingual Edition. Edited by Kent Johnson and Roberto Echavarren. Named in homage to Isidore Ducasse, the Uruguayan-French poet who wrote Maldoror under the name Comte de Lautréamont, and with a knowing nod to John Ashbery's book of the same title, this is the first major English-language survey of contemporary Uruguayan poetry for some 40 years, and features the work of Roberto Appratto, Nancy Bacelo, Amanda Berenguer, Selva Casal, Marosa Di Giorgio, Roberto Echavarren, Eduardo Espina, Gustavo Espinosa, Silvia Guerra, Circe Maia, Eduardo Milán and Idea Vilariño. The translators are Roman Antopolsky, Daniel Borzutzky, Gillian Brassil, Susan Briante, Mary Crow, Ryan Daley, Mónica de la Torre, Anna Deeny, Kristin Dykstra, Michelle Gil-Montero, Charles Hatfield, Laura Healy, Farid Matuk, John Oliver Simon, Jeannine Pitas and Alex Verdolini. Hotel Lautr‚amont: Contemporary Poetry from Uruguay Hotel Lautreamont: Contemporary Poetry from Uruguay
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Invisible Terrain

41 Ashbery, Hotel Lautréamont, 96. 42 Ashbery, Chinese Whispers, 9. 43
Ashbery, Hotel Lautréamont, 78. 44 In an April 25, 1991 reading of the poem in
the “Poets Reading in the Village” series, Ashbery notes that the speaker is a
woman.

Author: Stephen J. Ross

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192519313

Category: Literary Criticism

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In his debut collection, Some Trees (1956), the American poet John Ashbery poses a question that resonates across his oeuvre and much of modern art: 'How could he explain to them his prayer / that nature, not art, might usurp the canvas?' When Ashbery asks this strange question, he joins a host of transatlantic avant-gardists—from the Dadaists to the 1960s neo-avant-gardists and beyond—who have dreamed of turning art into nature, of creating art that would be 'valid solely on its own terms, in the way nature itself is valid, in the way a landscape—not its picture—is aesthetically valid' (Clement Greenberg, 1939). Invisible Terrain reads Ashbery as a bold intermediary between avant-garde anti-mimeticism and the long western nature poetic tradition. In chronicling Ashbery's articulation of 'a completely new kind of realism' and his engagement with figures ranging from Wordsworth to Warhol, the book presents a broader case study of nature's dramatic transformation into a resolutely unnatural aesthetic resource in 20th-century art and literature. The story begins in the late 1940s with the Abstract Expressionist valorization of process, surface, and immediacy—summed up by Jackson Pollock's famous quip, 'I am Nature'—that so influenced the early New York School poets. It ends with 'Breezeway,' a poem about Hurricane Sandy. Along the way, the project documents Ashbery's strategies for literalizing the 'stream of consciousness' metaphor, his negotiation of pastoral and politics during the Vietnam War, and his investment in 'bad' nature poetry.
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John Ashbery and You

CHAPTER THREE Hotel Lautréamont An Unpeopled Place The titles of Ashbery '
s books preceding Hotel Lautréamont ( 1992 ) all imply movement , while this
one implies a stop , even if a temporary one . Shadow Train ( 1981 ) is followed
by ...

Author: John Emil Vincent

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820329738

Category: Literary Collections

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John Ashbery and You approaches Ashbery’s critically neglected recent poetry with an ear to his use of the supremely elastic pronoun “you” and an eye toward his construction of his books as books. Together, these devices produce effects new to Ashbery’s oeuvre and offer readers new ways “in” to his work. John Ashbery and You argues that starting with April Galleons (1987), and reaching an apex in Your Name Here (2000), the poet has been paying increasingly keen and affectionate attention to his readers. Vincent tracks these techniques but above all offers his readers tools to reapproach a dauntingly difficult body of work. Some critics have suggested that Ashbery is producing books too quickly for criticism to keep up or that the later books represent, as Vincent summarizes it, “a kind of logorrhea . . . and therefore don’t really register as separate events as much as episodic eruptions of one big volcano which is the Later Ashbery.” Vincent contends that critics are not keeping up with Ashbery not so much because it is all of a piece, but rather because his work varies so much from volume to volume. Each of the volumes from the latter part of Ashbery’s career represents an individual and different poetic project, depending precisely on the unit of the book to produce its effects. By showing us that the entry point to Ashbery is not any given individual poem within a volume, but the entire volume, Vincent gives us a new and productive approach to reading the recent work of one of our most challenging poets.
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Hotel Theory

Hotel man- ager Antonis Josifides said that the militants had caused the other
guests “no inconvenience.” A European Union diplomat called these men's legal
status “difficult to settle.” HOTEL LAUTRÉAMONT In John Ashbery's book Hotel ...

Author: Wayne Koestenbaum

Publisher: Soft Skull Press

ISBN: 9781619028203

Category: Literary Criticism

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Hotel Theory is two books in one: a meditation on the meaning of hotels, and a dime novel (Hotel Women) featuring Lana Turner and Liberace. Typical of Wayne Koestenbaum’s invigoratingly inventive style, the two books — one fiction, one nonfiction — run concurrently, in twin columns, and the articles “a,” “an,” and “the” never appear. The nonfiction ruminations on hotels are divided into eight dossiers, composed of short takes on the presence of hotels in the author’s dreams as well as in literature, film, and history. Guest stars include everyone from Oscar Wilde to Marilyn Monroe. Hotel Theory gives (divided) voice to an aesthetic of hyperaesthesia, of yearning. It is an oblique manifesto, the place where writing disappears. A new mode of theorizing — in fiction, in fragment, through quotation and palimpsest — arises in this dazzling work.
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Lacan and the Destiny of Literature

Blanchot's reference to this abrupt disruption in discourse reveals what Lacan
calls the littorals, which, as we have pointed out earlier, connect unconscious
knowledge and jouissance: Ashbery's collection of poems, Hotel Lautréamont,
draws ...

Author: Ehsan Azari

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441174178

Category: Philosophy

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In contemporary academic literary studies, Lacan is often considered impenetrably obscure, due to the unavailability of his late works, insufficient articulation of his methodologies and sometimes stereotypical use of Lacanian concepts in literary theory. This study aims to integrate Lacan into contemporary literary study by engaging with a broad range of Lacanian theoretical concepts, often for the first time in English, and using them to analyse a range of key texts from different periods. Azari explores Lacan's theory of desire as well as his final theories of lituraterre, littoral, and the sinthome and interrogates a range of poststructuralist interpretive approaches. In the second part of the book, he outlines the variety of ways in which Lacanian theory can be applied to literary texts and offers detailed readings of texts by Shakespeare, Donne, Joyce and Ashbery. This ground-breaking study provides original insights into a number of the most influential intellectual discussions in relation to Lacan and will fill a recognised gap in understanding Lacan and his legacy for literary study and criticism.
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The Tribe of John

... study since David Shapiro's quirky introduction, published in 1979 (before April
Galleons, Flow Chart, Hotel Lautréamont, and And the Stars Were Shining).
Ashbery criticism has also failed to catch up with its subject, generating itself out
of a ...

Author: Susan M. Schultz

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817307677

Category: Literary Criticism

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In this collection, fourteen essayists break new ground by focusing on a new generation of postmodern poets who are clearly indebted to John Ashbery's work. This concentration on Ashbery's influence on contemporary American poetry provides new methods for interpreting and understanding his poetic achievement.
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Poetry and the Sense of Panic

3 The two poems I examine below - Ashbery ' s long , meditative " Self - Portrait in
a Convex Mirror ” , and a pantoum , “ Hotel Lautréamont ” – engage in two very
distinct models of poetic repetition . While in the former , repetition is present as a
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Author: Lionel Kelly

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042007206

Category: Literary Criticism

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For all the disciplined artifice of Elizabeth Bishop and John Ashbery, the essays in this collection show that panic plays a crucial role in their work, giving substance to Bishop's claim that “an element of mortal panic and fear” underlines all art. Panic emerges as a condition of creative anxiety and the self-imposed demands of originality in response to the poetic traditions Bishop and Ashbery inherited. These concerns are explored in essays addressed to Bishop and Ashbery's engagement with European Surrealism as an alternative to the dominant poetics of Modernism and its aftermath in the middle years of the twentieth century. Other essays debate the philosophical, religious, and political orientation of their work in relation to Romantic orthodoxies and Postmodern ironies in terms of cultural history, ideology and poetic practice. This collection provides original commentaries on the work of two poets widely regarded as amongst the most significant American poets of the second half of the twentieth century with essays by notable scholars from the United States and Britain known for their special interests in modern poetry including Joanne Feit Diehl, Mark Ford, Edward Larissy, Peter Nicholls, Peter Robinson, Thomas Travisano, Cheryl Walker and Geoff Ward.
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John Ashbery and English Poetry

HL: Hotel Lautréamont, Manchester: Carcanet, 1992. OT: Other Traditions: The
Charles Eliot Norton Lectures, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2000.
RM: Rivers and Mountains, New York: Ecco, 1977 [1966]. RS: Reported
Sightings: ...

Author: Ben Hickman

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748649228

Category: Literary Criticism

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A study of how we should read one of America's most important poets
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Thing Music

Of special importance to the poems in that section were his books Hotel
Lautréamont and Rivers and Mountains. Appropriated, re-worked, misheard, and
otherwise distorted language from these books and others is scattered through
the three ...

Author: Anthony McCann

Publisher: Wave Books

ISBN: 9781933517971

Category: Poetry

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"The poems of Anthony McCann are beautiful, brutal, and unerring. They present us with, or return us to, a complicated, violent, poignant, weird, and mysterious world—a world which is very particularly his, and also our own, re-sung. For some time now I have believed McCann to be one of the finest poets writing today."—Maggie Nelson "McCann demonstrates that the truth surrounds us all; our best way of connecting with it is through compassion and love. With equal parts exuberance and dread, the speaker encourages us to 'waste the whole day feeling these things.'"—Boston Review Thing Music performs intertwinings both painful and pleasurable: intertwinings of perceiving bodies with their perceptual worlds, of persons with other persons, and of the I and the You. Marked in direct and indirect ways by the Occupy movement, these poems model a kind of porous personhood, with bodies and persons traversed by light, noise, violence, culture, and words. From "Mouth Guitar": Now the pulsing afternoon takes each belly in its hands lifts it up towards some glass and all that's inside While he crawled on with his body towards vengeance or the state Anthony McCann lives in Los Angeles and teaches in the University of California-Riverside's Palm Desert MFA program. He is the "Poet Laureate" of Machine Project, and also teaches courses at the California Institute of the Arts.
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Poetics Journal Digital Archive

Collected by John Ashbery in Hotel Lautréamont, “In Another Time” is a poem
that just seems to come and go without any fanfare. A distant parody of Robert
Frost, the poem is about stopping by woods. “A kind of powdered suburban
poetry fits ...

Author: Lyn Hejinian

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 9780819571236

Category: Literary Criticism

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The highly influential Poetics Journal, whose ten issues were published between 1982 and 1998, contributed to the surge of interest in the practice of poetics. Edited by internationally recognized poet/critics Lyn Hejinian and Barrett Watten, the journal presents major conversations and debates, and invites readers to expand on the critical and creative engagements they represent. This archive re-presents virtually all the articles originally published in Poetics Journal, organized alphabetically by author and in searchable form. It features indexes by contributors, keywords, and volume. The writing that appeared in Poetics Journal reflects the development of a range of creative and critical approaches in avant-garde poetry and art over two decades. In making this content newly available, the editors hope to preserve the generative enthusiasm for innovative writing and art it represents, while encouraging new uses and contexts. A Guide to Poetics Journal is also available, see http://www.upne.com/0819571205.html for more information.
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Crazy Horse

Beyond such virtuoso performances in individual poems , what is most
remarkable in Hotel Lautréamont is Ashbery's use of contiguity as an organizing
principle for the entire poem , for I do believe that Hotel is a single
autobiographical poem .

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Poetry Review

Variable Coins by W . N . Herbert John Ashbery , Hotel Lautreamont , Carcanet ,
£7 . 95 , ISBN O 85635 993 9 he lines don ' t have capital letters at their
beginnings anymore : I knew I could find something different about this John
Ashbery ...

Author: Stephen Phillips

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ISBN: UOM:39015041166557

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World Literature Today

Hotel Lautréamont , for one thing , is an almost square book , literally — that is ,
physically — speaking . It is almost as wide as it is tall . And for good reason :
many of the most attractive of its eighty - two poems have at least a few passages
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Lingo

Your new book is a book of individual poems as was Hotel Lautréamont ? J . Yes
. It has one long poem in numbered sections which is the title poem . And since
then I ' ve written two fairly long poems about 15 pages each . One of which I just
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ISBN: UVA:X002521951

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Magill s Literary Annual 1993

The title poem , “ Hotel Lautréamont , ” is constructed as a loose villanelle and
does somewhat illuminate the thematics of the book . The Comte de Lautréamont
was the pseudonym of a late nineteenth century surrealist author Isidore
Ducasse ...

Author: Frank Northen Magill

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ISBN: 0893562939

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Sycamore Review

He has been hugely generous to my work , and we did finally meet some years
ago . What are your reactions to his latest book , Hotel Lautréamont ? It ' s
fantastic . As with every Ashbery book , when you begin you realize , Oh , he ' s
ahead of ...

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ISBN: IND:30000046781146

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The Scene of My Selves

For Ashbery the Lautréamont of the Hotel Lautréamont is a Cornellian stopping
place , a box for his miscellanies . Lautréamont in his own work provides the key
of a narrative thread , but his narrative turns out to be much more obsessive than
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Author: Terence Diggory

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105110438319

Category: Literary Criticism

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Provides a critical analysis of the work of five New York poets--John Ashbery, Frank O'Hara, Barbara Guest, James Schuyler, and Kenneth Koch.
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New Statesman Society

Hotel Lautréamont is in this spirit . Much is made of Ashbery's disorder . He is ,
however , a more rhetorical poet than this often allows . The “ Hotel " of the title is
the first move here . Its through traffic and passing trade are opposed to the " safe
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Harvard Review

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105005484220

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