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Technicians of the Sacred : A Range of Poetries from Africa, America, Asia, Europe and Oceania

Rothenberg, Jerome - Edited with Commentaries

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ISBN 10: 0520049004 / ISBN 13: 9780520049000
Published by University of California Press, Berkeley, Ca., 1985
Condition: Very Good+ Hardcover
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Copy has light shelfwear with slight pressure on the lower corner tips, red star on the bottom, tiny spot on the lower foreside, no pen, pencil or highlights. 1st printing of the Second Edition, expanded and revised. This is a magnificent collection of "primitive" verse, prose, and stories from many cultures around the world, touched with awareness of the Sacred. Divded by subject: Origins & Namings; Visions & Spells; Death & Defeat; The Book of Events I & II; Africa; America; Asia; Europe & The Ancient Near East; Oceania; The Statements; followed by indepth commentaries by the author. Illustrated with b/w drawings. xiii/636pp. Desirable!. Bookseller Inventory # 002674

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Title: Technicians of the Sacred : A Range of ...

Publisher: University of California Press, Berkeley, Ca.

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good+

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: Second Revised Edition and Expanded

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Since its first publication in 1968, Jerome Rothenberg's Technicians of the Sacred has educated a generation of poets, artists, and readers to the multiple faces and possibilities of poetry throughout the world. Hailed by Robert Creeley as "both a deeply useful work book and an unequivocal delight," and by the Los Angeles Times Book Review as one of the hundred most recommended American books of the last thirty-five years, it appears here in a revised and expanded version several years in the making. Rothenberg's revision follows the structure and themes of the original version while reworking the contents to include a European section and a large number of newly gathered and translated poems that reflect the work set in motion since 1968.

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"Technicians of the Sacred presents 'primitive' and ancient poetries as the incantations they are, loaded with power and very full of the magic that invests all good poetry. The treatment is fascinating...the commentaries are a gold mine of responses to the material by a strong poet (the editor), and his selection of analogous writings from a broad range of contemporary poets."—David P. McAllester

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