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An ABC of Contemporary Reading, 1995

Identifier: CC-08155-8316

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Scope and Contents

A collection of 41 essays written by Kostelanetz on the basic theme that the literary arts exist in a "universe of other arts; thus post-1960 avant-garde painting and music are relevant to post-1960 vanguard writing (and vice versa)." Each facing page contains aphorisms by 20th century avant garde writer/poets or examples of works. The essays, on alternative right pages, include Divergent Avant-Gardes, Anti-Art and Not Art, Spacial Form, Post-Modern, Accurate Perception. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.


  • Creation: 1995



0 See container summary (1 soft cover book (283 pages)) ; 23 x 15.3 x 2 cm

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Location

alpha shelf

Custodial History

The Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, gift from Ruth and Marvin A. Sackner and the Sackner Family Partnership.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Kostelanetz, 1996.


Published: San Diego, California : San Diego State University Press. Nationality of creator: American. General: Added by: CONV; updated by: MARVIN.

Repository Details

Part of the The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry Repository

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