It's been a lovely year living with Ron Silliman's massive The Alphabet. Easy to get carried away with it:
The words dissolve from our memory/imagination almost as fast as we read them -- they leave no echo or shadow (syntax an attempt to compromise the present) -- those other sentences, they never existed (except when they do) (p. 974)For a nice take on it, check out Daniel Green's review "Ron Silliman's The Alphabet."
Reading List 2017-12-18:
*Silliman, Ron. The Alphabet (finished)
*Anderson, Sherwood. Winesburg, Ohio (in progress)
*Jackson, Holbrook. Anatomy of Bibliomania (in progress)
*Kernfeld, Barry. What to Listen For in Jazz (in progress)
*MacDonald, Ian. Revolution in the Head, 3rd ed. (reread/in progress)