Abstract for Essay on Prynne, Philology, and Commentary

"‘The review of struggle to fix the sense’: Speculations on Commentary and J.H. Prynne" Abstract: The commentaries of the Cambridge poet-scholar, J.H. Prynne, represent a renovation of commentary as critical practice in English studies. Neither their interdisciplinarity nor their density is unique; critics as different as Erich Auerbach, Giorgio Agamben, Helen Vendler, and Jacques Derrida … Continue reading Abstract for Essay on Prynne, Philology, and Commentary

David Herd reviews Collected Letters in TLS

David Herd wrote a concise and elegant review of the Collected Letters of Charles Olson and J.H. Prynne in the Times Literary Supplement (Aug. 1, 2018). Prynne’s commitment to Maximus, and to the sense of human relation it ultimately sought to make possible, couldn’t be doubted. Catching Olson in medias res, what the correspondence quickly comes to … Continue reading David Herd reviews Collected Letters in TLS

Rain Taxi review of Olson and Prynne Letters

Patrick James Dunagan reviews The Collected Letters of Charles Olson and J.H. Prynne in the latest summer edition of Rain Taxi (23:2, #90), which you can find here. He also reviews two Duncan/Olson texts: An Open Map: The Correspondence of Robert Duncan and Charles Olson and Imagining Persons: Robert Duncan’s Lectures on Charles Olson, both edited by Robert J. Bertholf … Continue reading Rain Taxi review of Olson and Prynne Letters

Add Location: Some Thoughts on Paranoia

Lieutenant Tyrone Slothrop, nomadic centrifuge, is also something of a model of paranoid connectivity in Gravity's Rainbow. What gives access to conspiracy is a type of practice that overdetermines meaning even as it provides only spurious empirical knowledge.  The day he sat with Säure in the café, smoking that reefer . . . oh, that was day … Continue reading Add Location: Some Thoughts on Paranoia