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Title: Tracing English. "Calques", by Javant Biarujia. [review]
Authors: Edwards, Chris
Keywords: Australian
Book Reviews
Issue Date: Aug-2002
Publisher: Australian Book Review
Citation: Edwards, Chris 2002. Tracing English. Review of "Calques" by Javant Biarujia. 'Australian Book Review', No 243, August, 58.
Series/Report no.: No 243
Abstract: This book collects Javant Biarujia’s ‘calques’, forty-four poems and prose pieces that copy, trace and otherwise interpret bits and pieces of Raymond Queneau’s "L’Instant Fatal", Paul Eluard’s "Capitale de la Douleur" and Jacques Derrida’s "Éperons: Les Styles de Nietzsche". Biarujia treats each in a seperate section — ‘Q.’, ‘E.’ and ‘D.’ — and each section has a distinct ambience and focus. But the influences circulate: "Calques" is full of pataphysics, game-playing, surrealism, anti-colonialism, mimicry and collage. Quite a few of the poems offer alternative versions of the French, and all can be read as ‘interpretations’, but they also generate strange new worlds and exceptional lingos of their own.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/1679
ISSN: 0155-2864
Appears in Collections:No 243 - August 2002

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