Charles Simic è 7 Free readA beautiful poet on a beautiful artist
I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS BOOKlove everything about this book recommend it to anyone interested in Cornell s work At some point my need or a solution was replaced by the poetry of my continuous Still Life with Chickens: Starting Over in a House by the Sea failure Charles Simic Chessboard of the Soul You don t make art youind it You accept everything as its material The collage techniue that art of reassembling ragments of preexisting images in such a way as to orm a new image is the most important innovation in the art of this century The commonplace is miraculous if rightly seen if recognized p 19 We Comprehend by Awe Modernism in art and literature gave unparalleled reedom to the individual to invent his or her own world rom the parts of the existing one It abolished the hierarchies of beauty and allowed an assemblage of styles and openness to daily experience Only such all inclusive aesthetic could make
sense of American reality Cornell lived these ideas in his artof American reality Cornell lived these ideas in his art 25 Coney Island Inside Every Head All art is a magic operation or if you prefer a prayer or a new image The city is a huge image machine A slot machine or the solitaries Coins of reverie of poetry secret passion religious madness it converts them all A orce illegible p 30 A Force Illegible At some point my need or a solution was replaced by the poetry of my continuous Syncopated: An Anthology of Nonfiction Picto-Essays failure p 45 Chessboard of the Soul OK Now that I ve read Dime Store Alchemy I ll write something The goodreadsorum has helped me reconnect with my literary life I ve sorted through half my library and collected several dozen to donate not enough but all the inspiration around here made me succumb to a latent book buying sickness and I placed a Are All Guys Assholes?: More Than 1,000 Guys in 10 Cities Reveal Why They're Not, Why They Sometimes Act Like They Are, and How Understanding Their ... Will Solve Your Guy Drama Once and For All few on line orders Asylum Dance had been an elusiveind so when it tur. In Dime Store Alchemy poet Charles Simic refects on the life and work of Joseph Cornell the maverick surrealist who is one of America’s great artists Simic’s spare prose is as enchanting and luminous as the mysterious boxes of What a Lass Wants found objectsor which Cornell is justly renownedIn a work that is in various degrees biography. Ou may sometimes guess which piece Simic has in mind but it would be so much lovelier if this were a lavish book with paired color plates and referenced poems eg Dickinson s Centuries of June something by Rimbaud printed out Soap Bubble Set Latitude and #Longitude A soap bubble went to meet infinity So if you were looking at my status updates and #A soap bubble went to meet infinity So if you were looking at my status updates and of reading this do but I have to point out that much of what I posted especially the visuals is not present in the book I pursue an image no Gerard de Nerval All art is a magic operation or if you prefer a prayer or a new image Update After some rereading and processing I have come to a much uller appreciation of this text and can rate accordingly Art is recreating reassembling what has been tragically sundered Art is seeking looking paying attention without dragging meaning into everything Art is image Art is collecting unlikely objects and looking in unlikely corners or beauty not new beauty just beauty that has skittered into the shadows and needs dusting off making over and over and over again41020 Fascinating insofar as the reflections on aith and art Got me thinking
The rest I may need to read several times to appreciate uotable platitudes about modernism magic dreams and memoryblandrest I may need to read several times to appreciate uotable platitudes about modernism magic dreams and memorybland descriptions of boxes like crawling through mud when looking at the boxes themselves is like loating in airunseemly worship of the artist and mythologizing of his supposed reclusivitymusings and prose reveries about boxes that are so unimaginative so stilted and so imo inaccurate that i elt several times like throwing this book across the roomi really eel like this book is an injustice to cornell s arthow do so many by the way seem to miss the humor in his wor. Provisatory at once homemade and universal modest and teasing and profound Full of unexpected riches Dime Store Alchemy is both an entrancing meditation on the nature of art and a perfect introduction to a major American artist by one of his peers–a book that can be perused at length or dipped into at leisure again and again?. .