Fiction. Poetry. Hybrid Genre. "The title is TITLE. What's the title? TITLE. That means the book is the book, or 'A' book, and implies that the book questions itself along the way, or perhaps just makes a lot of leaps, flops, and fade-away hook shots, though all is not in cinders. But life and words manage to burn, and if you burn too, it might be for thirst of knowledge, and you will at least have a chance to quench such thirst if you read this book, if you attempt to understand the nature of a title. You are Odysseus, and you're trying to get home, or toward another goal, and you need a few challenges along the way; or, you'll get them whether you need them or not."—Charles Alexander
Serge Gavronsky (born 1932) is an American poet and translator. Gavronsky was born in Paris. He fled Nazi- occupied France in 1940. Gavronsky received his A.B. in European History and French in 1954 from Columbia College and an M.A. in European History in 1955 and a Ph.D in European Intellectual History in 1965 from Columbia University, and is now professor emeritus in the French department at Barnard College. He lives in New York City.Gavronsky is currently[when?] working on his sixth novel and in the process of co-translating, with François Dominique, writer, the majestic poem "A" by Louis Zukofsky. His earlier book of poems, What's the Title? Title (a poem novel) was published by Chax Press in 2018.