Smoke Rising by John SeedSmoke Rising by John Seed

Smoke Rising

byJohn Seed

Paperback | September 4, 2015

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"Despite exalted notions of the author, writers work with the materials they find around them and try to hammer out some kind of new thing with bits of discursive wood lying around and rusty nails and old string and glue. What Iam doing here might even be compared to a film-maker creating a documentary out of other people's bits of film and sound recordings, interspersed with some slight commentary. Editing as creative act!"From John Seed's 'Postface' to 'Brandon Pithouse'Smoke Rising is a documentary poem. Very much in the tradition of Charles Reznikoff's 'Testimony', it utilises oral sources to capture the speech - and perhaps the experience-of those who suffered the London Blitz. However, itselective affinities are also to Walter Benjamin's great unfinished 'Arcades Project': "to carry the principle of montage into history... to assemble large-scale constructions out of the smallest and most precisely cut components... to discover in the analysis of the small individual moment the crystal of the total event."
Title:Smoke RisingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:86 pages, 8 × 8 × 0.18 inPublished:September 4, 2015Publisher:Shearsman BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1848614322

ISBN - 13:9781848614321

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