Published just months after Armand Schwerner’s death on February 4, , the Selected Shorter Poems and the first complete edition of The Tablets together. THE TABLETS is his answer. Armand Schwerner has been “reconstructing” these fictional Sumero-Akkadian inscriptions, apparently from the time of The Epic of. No selection of this abbreviated length can convey anything like the full richness of Armand’s poetry. The Tablets themselves, despite the controlling presence of.

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Schwerner does not relegate schwerndr sense of the magical to the primitive or the archaic alone, however, and this is one of The Tablets ‘ greatest strengths.

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Texting Bexhill Hugh Foley. The greater the number of sub-versions of the “original,” the reader realizes, the greater the subversion of the very idea of originality.

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The Tablets revels in the postmodern manufacture of a world that, because of its proximity to historically credible civilizations, appears to be real yet cannot be verified as such, thus enunciating the difficulty, if not impossibility, of objective historiography. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The Tablets by Xrmand Schwerner.


Trivia About The Tablets. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The first edition, published intblets eight tablets. Unlike its Modernist precursors, however, The Tablets does not conform, as critic Brian McHale has explained, to the Freudian archaeological trope that the deeper one excavates, the closer one gets to the truth.

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Yet that art of schwrenerboth original inscription and inventive commentary, seems always to be in crisis. As Schwerner explains, “The made thing, poem, artifact, product, will appear to the maker as Other and yet give the pleasure of recognition, to breed other discoveries.

At the beginning of Tablet VI, we are informed that “Foosh” is the last in schwfrner long list of ridiculous names including “Sore-Ass-Mole-Face-Snivel-Kra,” “Anxious-Liar-Fart-Flyaway ,” and “The Porous Poppycock”though “we have no information about the identity of the addressee; anger and ridicule are directed toward some immanent power which keeps changing its attributes” Jordan rated it it was amazing Jun 16, Want to Read saving….

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Three Poems Keith S. Rather, it is we readers who enact the schwerne scene every time we look into The Tabletsevery time we turn its pages, for the translated tablets are themselves the artifacts, or as close as anyone will ever come to them. While we have you Quite apart from distorting the work itself, vocal performance further problematizes the polyvalent, palimpsestic notion of “the work itself,” though it does frustrate easy listening.

Despite Schwerner’s joking tone, these are not altogether rhetorical questions. No need to represent the encounter with an artifact when the text itself is armad artifact” “Archaeologies of Knowledge: We are committed to staying free for all our readers.