Meddle English: New and Selected Texts by Caroline BergvallMeddle English: New and Selected Texts by Caroline Bergvall

Meddle English: New and Selected Texts

byCaroline Bergvall

Paperback | December 14, 2010

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This book gathers a decade of Caroline Bergvall’s innovative pieces, from her long out-of-print performance text Goan Atom, inspired by the graphic contortions of Hans Bellmer’s Doll and violent love fantasies of other radical body-inspired artists, The Shorter Chaucer, a series of contemporary tales exploring social mores in a feisty mix of languages, and the hybrid and visual prose pieces Cropper, Cat in the Throat, and Middling English. This volume—rich, multi-layered, acerbic, humorous—creates a strong case for how new literature can provide speculative and performative excursions into post-urban lives and idoms and explore renewed visions for languages.
CAROLINE BERGVALL is an international writer who works across media and art forms. Her projects alternate between books, audio pieces, performances, and installations. She has presented projects at Dia, MoMA, The Serpentine Gallery, Tate Modern, The Hammer Museum, and held teaching residencies at Dartington College of Arts, Bard Colleg...
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Title:Meddle English: New and Selected TextsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 7.26 × 5.25 × 0.5 inPublished:December 14, 2010Publisher:Nightboat BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0982264585

ISBN - 13:9780982264584

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Table of Contents

Heaps
Middling English
Shorter Chaucer Tales
The Host Tale
The Summer Tale (Deus Hic, 1)
The Franker Tale (Dues Hic, 2)
The Not Tale (Funeral)
Fried Tale (London Zoo)
Untitled
Fuses
Goodolly
Goan Atom (Doll)
Cogs
Fats
Gas
Untitled
About Foam
Material Compounds
Cropper
Corpus
Croup
Crop
Lobes
Cat in the Throat
Notes
Thanks
The Author

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“Caroline Bergvall has emerged over the past decade as one of the most brilliantly inventive poets of our time.” - Charles Bernstein