Exercises in Criticism - The Theory and Practice of Literary Constraint Paperback / softback
by Louis Bury
Exercises in Criticism is an experiment in applied poetics in which critic and poet Louis Bury utilizes constraint-based methods in order to write about constraint-based literature.
By tracing the lineage and enduring influence of early Oulipian classics, he argues that contemporary American writers have, in their adoption of constraint-based methods, transformed such methods from apolitical literary laboratory exercises into a form of cultural critique, whose usage is surprisingly widespread, particularly among poets and "experimental" novelists.
More, Bury's own use of critical constraints functions as a commentary on how and why we write and talk about books, culture, and ideas.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 290 pages
- Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
- Publication Date: 13/02/2015
- Category: Literary studies: from c 1900 -
- ISBN: 9781628971057