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Author: Richard Kostelanetz

Richard Kostelanetz, in full Richard Cory Kostelanetz (born May 14, 1940, New York, NY, US) American writer, artist, critic, and editor of the avant-garde who is productive in many fields. Kostelanetz attended Brown University (B.A., 1962), Columbia University (M.A., 1966), and King's College, London. He served as visiting professor or guest artist at a variety of institutions and lectured widely. In 1971, employing a radically formalist approach, Kostelanetz produced the novel In the Beginning, which consists of the alphabet, in single- and double-letter combinations, unfolding over 30 pages. Most of his other literary work also challenges the reader in unconventional ways and is often printed in limited editions at small presses. Kostelanetz's nonfiction work The End of Intelligent Writing: Literary Politics in America (1974) charged the New York literary and publishing establishment with inhibiting the publishing and promotion of works by innovative younger authors. His "visual poetry" consists of arrangements of words on a page, using such devices as linking language and sequence, punning, alliteration, parallelism, constructivism, and minimalism. Among his other works are Recyclings: A Literary Autobiography (1974, 1984), Politics in the African-American Novel (1991), Published Encomia, 1967-91 (1991), and On Innovative Art(ist)s (1992). His films include A Berlin Lost (1984) and Berlin Sche-Einena Jother (1988), both with Martin Koerber. Kostelanetz issued many recordings and audiocassettes on his own label and edited works on musicians such as B.B. King and Philip Glass. His A Dictionary of the Avant- Gardes was published in 1999.

Crimes of Culture
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Crimes of Culture

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FictionFields
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FictionFields

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Fiction. Art. Richard Kostelanetz's FictionFields: Microscopic Narratives, is a completely new rendition of a formthat he has done before. The typography presented in this project, using many typefaces and styles, creates an entirely new experiencef...

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FILM AND VIDEO: ALTERNATIVE VIEWS
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FILM AND VIDEO: ALTERNATIVE VIEWS

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Cultural Writing. Film Studies. Having already published collections of critical essays on fiction, poetry, performance, politics and visual art, Richard Kostelanetz for the first time selects here from his writings on film and video. As in earlier ...

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MORE WORDWORKS
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MORE WORDWORKS

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Poetry. Art. This book features important new visual works by one of the U.S.'s best known and respected avant-garde writers. "The principal subject of my poems is qualities indigenous to words themselves; everything else should be shunted aside as ...

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OUROBOROS
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OUROBOROS

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Poetry. As Richard Kostelanetz says in his preface, "When I first heard the epithet afterimage as an honorific among visual artists, I recognized it as analogous to the strongest lines in strictly verbal poetry." In his latest book, OUROBOROS, Koste...

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POLITICAL ESSAYS
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POLITICAL ESSAYS

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Politics.Cultural Writing. Both anarchist and libertarian, Kostelanetz combines the creed the best things in life are free characteristic of the former with the approval of enterprise (enterprise, not capitalism) and competitive markets associated w...

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Recircuits
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Recircuits

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Poetry. Long concerned with poetic invention, the indisputably avant-garde writer Richard Kostelanetz has recently been discovering new language forms not with words but within words. This new collection of his, RECIRCUITS, is one of several efforts...

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Skeptical Essays
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Skeptical Essays

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Literary Nonfiction. Cultural Studies. A heavyweight confronting sanctified elephants, the impossibly prolific anarchist and libertarian cultural critic targets, with dead-on accuracy and quotable wit, Andy Warhol, Harold Bloom, The New Yorker, Bara...

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Three Poems: Bassacksenglish, Monopoems, Coming(s) Together
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Three Poems: Bassacksenglish, Monopoems, Coming(s) Together

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Poetry. Having already established his poetry among the most inventive ever, the distinguished man of avant-garde letters Richard Kostelanetz realizes further radically formal steps in THREE POEMS. Each is a sequence of one-word texts continuously i...

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