THE BOOK, SPIRITUAL INSTRUMENT
edited by Jerome Rothenberg & David Guss

Contents

Pre-face (1996) — 7

Editor's Note (1982) — 12

"The Book We Write Continues to be Written" — Jerome Rothenberg — 13

The Book, Spiritual Instrument — Stephane Mallarme/Michael Gibbs — 14

The Aesthetics of the Sounding of the Text — J. Stephen Lansing — 21

Reading the Mesa: An Interview with Eduardo Calderon — David Guss — 45

Bookforms — Karl Young — 52

What the Popol Vuh Tells About Itself — Dennis Tedlock — 59

The Book as an Instrument of Performance (photo insert) — Becky Cohen — 62

From Tabula Rasula — Jed Rasula — 82

On The Book of Bean — Alison Knowles — 85

Auto-Dialogue on the Transvironmental Book: Reflections on The Book of Bean — George Quasha — 93

Muslim Soup — Tina Oldknow — 99

A Book — Dick Higgins — 102

From the Rabbi's Dream Book — David Meltzer — 105

Notes on Codex Vienna — Karl Young — 108

The Book and the Desert/[Wilderness]: An Interview — Edmond Jabès — 124

Useful Man — Paul Eluard — 135

Discourse:

The Oral & the Written: "There Is No Written Torah Here on Earth" — Gershom Scholem — 136

Deep Throat: The Grail of the Voice — Herbert Blau — 139

Contributors — 155

 

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