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Neither Wit Nor Gold

Neither Wit Nor Gold

(2011)
A collection of poems by

 
Poetry. While putting together a manuscript of work written between 1975-1990, Alcalay became dissatisfied with the notion of a "selected poems." As a response, he began to comb through photographs, correspondence, memorabilia, journal entries, and newspaper clippings from the era, and incorporated them into his book; the result is a personal investigation into the relationships of context to text, memory to nostalgia, and present attention to the multiple traces of the past. "Ammiel Alcalay is that rare thing - a gifted prose writer and poet, an accomplished intellectual and a true, as well as inventive, comparatist" - Edward Said.

 
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March 2011 : USA Paperback
Title: neither wit nor gold
Author(s): Ammiel Alcalay
ISBN: 1-933254-84-X / 978-1-933254-84-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ugly Duckling Presse
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