brian kim stefans:
Actually, I have made this point in my writing about Language Poetry -- that, for the most part, they strategically ignored a whole slew of continental precedents for their work, including near contemporaries like the Situationists, or Ian Hamilton Finlay, etc., which is just what I think happens in literature -- minor renaissances when old, forgotten ideas become fresh again (usually because the "traditionalists" want to clamp down on anything they see as deviant, but in this case because an avant-garde wanted to state a unique case). [emphasis added]
Actually, Lautreamont is seeming more like Kenny the more I learn
I would say Lautreamont "sampled" rather than plagiarized wholesale, a mistake as well often attributed to Acker.
2 weeks ago