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Poetic MachinationsAllegory, Surrealism, and Postmodern Poetic Form$
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Michael Golston

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780231164306

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231164306.001.0001

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Fictocritical Postlude

Fictocritical Postlude

The Melancholy of Conceptualism

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(p.185) 5 Fictocritical Postlude
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Poetic Machinations
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Michael Golston

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Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231164306.003.0005

Chapter 5 is a ficto-critical piece on Conceptualism dedicated to the anthropologist Michael Taussig. It provides an overview of the critical literature on allegory after 1950. It is part collage, part fantasy, part critique, part appropriated and overwritten text, and itself includes several short allegories of the Conceptual poetry scene. It focuses critically on pieces from Craig Dworkin’s Strand, which it reads as classic postmodern allegorical transcodings between poetry and other discourses.

Keywords:   Conceptualism, Allegory, Craig Dworkin, contemporary poetics

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