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Christian Bök

Teoksen Eunoia tekijä

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Christian Bok was named the Canadian winner of the Griffin Poetry Prize Thursday for his book Eunoia. He is considered an experimental author. (Bowker Author Biography)

Tekijän teokset

Eunoia (2001) 576 kappaletta
The Xenotext: Book 1 (2015) 51 kappaletta
Ground Works: Avante-Garde for Thee (2002) — Toimittaja — 35 kappaletta
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Contrasted with some of Bok's (pardon my keyboard's limited range of expression) other work, "The Xenotext" lacks some of the lyrical beauty and rhythmic power that I would expect. Despite ths, it carries beautiful, heavy meaning.

I watch Bok's work, hoping he will one day write something with the musical beauty of "Eunoia" and the thumping eschatological weight of "The Xenotext." Until then, I periodically enjoy re-reading his existing work - without quite reaching perfection, it seems to me to be outstanding.… (lisätietoja)
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H.R.Wilson | 1 muu arvostelu | Jan 2, 2024 |
Bok (excuse my keyboard's limited range of expression) has, in Eunoia and other works, shown a true mastery of language. The tone and rhythm of Eunoia are impeccable throughout. It reads, to me, with unusual musicality.

What I believe it is missing is a purpose. The meanings of the miniature epics are superficial and, to my ear, do not remain entirely coherent throughout even twenty contiguous pages. I think all of the critiques I have seen from the others here are correct, except perhaps the statement that the words "grate on the [...] ear"

Eunoia is a superior speciment of abstract art through the medium of poetry, and I recommend it very strongly. Unfortunately for me, I tend to find myself emotionally unmoved by abstract art in any medium.
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H.R.Wilson | 18 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 2, 2024 |
Non è il libro che fa per me. Ho trovato l'idea dietro questo libro molto interessante e per questo volevo leggerlo, ma fin dalle prime pagine è stato un supplizio ;u; peccato.
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HelloB | 18 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 11, 2023 |
I should have brought this book with me when I moved, but now it sits lonely in storage. I think about Bok all the time. Reading this aloud is essential.
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invisiblecityzen | 18 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 13, 2022 |



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