LITERARY ANTHOLOGIES AND COLLECTIONS

PUBLISHER
THE DRAWING CENTER

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 6 x 9 in. / 134 pgs / 80 color.

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PUB DATE
Out of print

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D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE
CATALOG: SPRING 2014 p. 135   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9780942324792 TRADE
LIST PRICE: $20.00 CDN $25.00

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THE DRAWING CENTER

Pencil Sketches: Dickinson/Walser

Published by The Drawing Center
Foreword by Claire Gilman. Text by Josiah McElheny.

This publication brings together Robert Walserís microscripts and Emily Dickinsonís poem manuscripts for the first time. Although Walser, who was born shortly before Dickinson died, was most likely unaware of her work, both writers were obsessively private as well as peculiarly attentive to the visual dimension of their texts. Walser wrote in tiny, inscrutable script on narrow strips of paper using an antiquated German alphabet that was long considered indecipherable. Only recently have these scripts been shown to consist of early drafts of the authorís published texts. Similarly, Dickinson fitted her poetic fragments to carefully torn pieces of envelope or stationery, which were discovered among her posthumous papers. (W.G. Sebald called Walser a "clairvoyant of the small," and this description might apply to Dickinson as well.) Rarely in literature has the manner in which words are made been so integral to the way they might be read.

Pencil Sketches: Dickinson/Walser

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