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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

New from Xexoxial Editions: Abecedarium by Peter Lamborn Wilson


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via Crg Hill's poetry scorecard by Crg Hill on 3/29/10


2010. 8.25 x 8.25, 68 pages, b + w. $10.00 + $3 shipping.
ISBN 0-9770049-8-8 | EAN-13 978-0-9770049-8-0

Alphapoetic meditation on the etymology of the English alphabet with
diagrams by the author.

Peter Lamborn Wilson's quick wit and poetic intelligence add
immeasurably to the small store of recent art and poetry (Mac Low,
Berman, Silliman, Bok, Johns, to name a few) celebrating or utilitizng
the lore and wonder of alphabetic writing. As with Mac Low and Berman
in particular, Wilson's focus is on the Hebrew alphabet, coterminous
with the Phoenician at the alphabet's beginnings: a meditation, visual
and verbal, on the shape, form, history, and praxis of the letters and
signs in question. The resultant Abecedarium, reads like poetry or
what we now take poetry to be: short and tight prose versets that
bring to life a world of lore and tradition, and by so doing, make it
new. A book to read again and again, and a lettristic delight.

—Jerome Rothenberg

Abecedarium by Peter Lamborn WilsonThis remarkable lexicon explores
tensions between life in a world before the State and the emergence of
the alphabet, or the origin of the world as we purport to know it.
Amidst the reign and terror of nonsense, in a land where 'everything
is believable and nothing knowable,' Peter Lamborn Wilson—at the peak
of his extraordinary power—tutors us in the old ways in an offering of
both knowledge and wisdom.

—Ammiel Alcalay

Review copies available upon request.

Xexoxial Editions
10375 County Hway Alphabet
La Farge, WI  54639



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