The Death of Picasso: New and Selected Writing

4.48 avg rating
( 65 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781593760564: The Death of Picasso: New and Selected Writing
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

For The Death of Picasso, Guy Davenport has gathered 27 essays and stories from throughout his career. The whole stands as his choice of the pieces he would have us read today if we are curious about what he’s been up to all this time. The result is an exciting and invigorating selection, a testament to one of the prose masters at work today. As the Louisville Courier-Journal noted, "Guy Davenport has few peers. Who can match his broad erudition, his mastery of forms poetry, short fiction, essay, translation and his wizardry with language?"

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From Publishers Weekly:

Davenport (Da Vinci's Bicycle), author, poet, critic and artist, has gathered 27 essays and stories (some never before published in book form) that span his career, and this collection shows him to be, above all, a masterful stylist. Like Ezra Pound and the Imagists, he uses precise, rhythmic and visual language. His writing is akin to a drawing or haiku, carefully composed and firmly structured, but the language is steeped in intertextuality. Historical, literary and classical allusions abound; in a single paragraph of the title piece, Davenport refers to Goya, Freud, Marcel Jousse, Daumier, van Gogh, Moliere, Alfred Jarry, Ionesco, Klee and Mozart, among others. His essays range from the history of birds in English and American literature ("Every Force Evolves a Form") to an anthropology of table manners, while his short stories tend to focus on historical figures, usually artists or philosophers, often with homoerotic or otherwise sexually charged undertones. Nearly all of his short stories and essays employ discrete paragraphs, either titled or numbered, forcing the reader to slow down and examine each sentence as if it were a poem unto itself. Davenport might fairly be compared to Donald Barthelme, another American author who fuses the high modernist tradition with postmodern collage. The author's fragmented, prismatic, allusive style and overpowering erudition shine through in this collection and that ought to please his fans, but the average reader is well advised to keep a set of encyclopedias on hand in order to digest this volume.
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Booklist:

Who knows where you'll end up once you venture into Davenport territory?^B A stellar stylist with a tantalizingly light touch, rarefied yet relaxed sense of humor, and deep insights into the literary and artistic greats he transforms into fictional characters or boon imaginary companions, Davenport writes with equal imagination and verve about the tanginess of an orange, the mystery of love, quantum physics, music, and a lashing rainstorm. And leave it to this prolific writer, artist, translator, and scholar to select 27 pieces from his rich and complex oeuvre, many never collected before, and assemble them into a dazzling collage neither introduced nor organized into categories. Readers are on their own as they enter scenes of erotic passion between young men or touchstone moments real or concocted in the lives of Kafka, Van Gogh, Thoreau, and other Davenport heroes. This endlessly intriguing gathering of stories and essays is a perfect introduction to this cosmopolitan yet earthy writer even as it offers fresh revelations to those already initiated into Davenport's alchemy. Donna Seaman
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 16.00
US$ 17.41

Convert currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781593760021: The Death of Picasso: New and Selected Writing

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  1593760027 ISBN 13:  9781593760021
Publisher: Counterpoint, 2003
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Professor Guy Davenport
Published by COUNTERPOINT, United States (2011)
ISBN 10: 1593760566 ISBN 13: 9781593760564
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description COUNTERPOINT, United States, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English. Brand new Book. For "The Death of Picasso, " Guy Davenport has gathered 27 essays and stories from throughout his career. The whole stands as his choice of the pieces he would have us read today if we are curious about what he's been up to all this time. The result is an exciting and invigorating selection, a testament to one of the prose masters at work today. As the "Louisville Courier-Journal noted, " "Guy Davenport has few peers. Who can match his broad erudition, his mastery of forms--poetry, short fiction, essay, translation--and his wizardry with language?". Seller Inventory # BTE9781593760564

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.41
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Professor Guy Davenport
Published by COUNTERPOINT, United States (2011)
ISBN 10: 1593760566 ISBN 13: 9781593760564
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description COUNTERPOINT, United States, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English. Brand new Book. For "The Death of Picasso, " Guy Davenport has gathered 27 essays and stories from throughout his career. The whole stands as his choice of the pieces he would have us read today if we are curious about what he's been up to all this time. The result is an exciting and invigorating selection, a testament to one of the prose masters at work today. As the "Louisville Courier-Journal noted, " "Guy Davenport has few peers. Who can match his broad erudition, his mastery of forms--poetry, short fiction, essay, translation--and his wizardry with language?". Seller Inventory # AAZ9781593760564

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.81
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Professor Guy Davenport
Published by COUNTERPOINT, United States (2011)
ISBN 10: 1593760566 ISBN 13: 9781593760564
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description COUNTERPOINT, United States, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English. Brand new Book. For "The Death of Picasso, " Guy Davenport has gathered 27 essays and stories from throughout his career. The whole stands as his choice of the pieces he would have us read today if we are curious about what he's been up to all this time. The result is an exciting and invigorating selection, a testament to one of the prose masters at work today. As the "Louisville Courier-Journal noted, " "Guy Davenport has few peers. Who can match his broad erudition, his mastery of forms--poetry, short fiction, essay, translation--and his wizardry with language?". Seller Inventory # AAZ9781593760564

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 21.29
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Guy Davenport
ISBN 10: 1593760566 ISBN 13: 9781593760564
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST1593760566. Seller Inventory # ST1593760566

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 21.73
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Davenport, Professor Guy
Published by Shoemaker & Hoard, Div of Avalon (2005)
ISBN 10: 1593760566 ISBN 13: 9781593760564
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Shoemaker & Hoard, Div of Avalon, 2005. Paperback. Condition: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Seller Inventory # mon0000736397

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.42
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.21
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Guy Davenport
Published by Counterpoint (2005)
ISBN 10: 1593760566 ISBN 13: 9781593760564
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Counterpoint, 2005. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1593760566

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Professor Guy Davenport
Published by Shoemaker & Hoard, Div of Avalon Publishing Group Inc (2011)
ISBN 10: 1593760566 ISBN 13: 9781593760564
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Shoemaker & Hoard, Div of Avalon Publishing Group Inc, 2011. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # ria9781593760564_rkm

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.73
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.05
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Davenport, Professor Guy
Published by Shoemaker & Hoard, Div of Avalon Publishing Group Inc (2011)
ISBN 10: 1593760566 ISBN 13: 9781593760564
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Rating
[?]

Book Description Shoemaker & Hoard, Div of Avalon Publishing Group Inc, 2011. Condition: New. BIC Classification: 1KBB; DSB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 222 x 143 x 31. Weight in Grams: 492. . 2011. Reprint. Paperback. . . . . . Seller Inventory # V9781593760564

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 26.44
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Davenport, Professor Guy
Published by Shoemaker & Hoard, Div of Avalon Publishing Group Inc
ISBN 10: 1593760566 ISBN 13: 9781593760564
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Shoemaker & Hoard, Div of Avalon Publishing Group Inc. Condition: New. BIC Classification: 1KBB; DSB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 222 x 143 x 31. Weight in Grams: 492. . 2011. Reprint. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Seller Inventory # V9781593760564

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 26.64
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Guy Davenport
Published by Shoemaker & Hoard (2005)
ISBN 10: 1593760566 ISBN 13: 9781593760564
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Shoemaker & Hoard, 2005. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. reprint edition. 379 pages. 8.75x5.75x1.00 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __1593760566

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 22.20
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.79
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book