Wednesday, October 29, 2008

"As far as I know"


The mountains, Han Yü writes, are:
Scattered like loose titles
Or running together like converging spokes,
Off keel like rocking boats
Or in full stride like horses at the gallop;
Back to back as though offended,
Face to face as though lending a hand,
As far as I know, this combination of trance-inducing repetitive rhyme and hypersimilitude would not be attempted again for another 1,100 years, until the Chilean poet Vicente Huidobro's modernist extravaganza Altazor.

—Eliot Weinberger, NYRB

(Via Jenny D)


Have I made the NYRBQ joke yet?

(Hmm...sort of, sort of not...Please help make this joke a reality.)

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