A Seneca Journal. Jerome Rothenberg.
A Seneca Journal
A Seneca Journal

A Seneca Journal

ISBN: 0811206521
New York, NY: New Directions Publishing Corporation, 1978. First Edition. Softcover. "Jerome Rothenberg's long-awaited book, A Seneca Journal, follows the journey in his earlier Poland/1931 (1974), but under vastly altered circumstances. In a recent interview he says of this: "In the Poland poems I was taking a step further back, to Poland as an ancestral condition, rather than going with the immediate place here, in order to see ahead, because as I step back the lines of the present and future start to open up in front of me. In A Seneca Journal I do in fact go to a particular place 'to find out for myself,' as (Charles) Olson says about Herodotus and history, and then something else begins to happen." That something else is a profound response to two years in Salamanca, a railroad town on the Allegheny Seneca Reservation in western New York State...The four sections of this remarkable assemblage of mixed poetry and prose set geography, history, and myth...against a contemporary landscape of bridges and cars and the all-pervasive deforming power of a dam "not built by beaver/master builder" but by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers." (from back cover) The epic title work by Jerome Rothenberg, the venerable & prolific American poet, editor, essayist & founder-central figure of the ethnopoetics movement. Trade-format softcover original, first edition, a New Directions Paperbook production by James Laughlin, brave beacon of literary & artistic freedom, a champion of Rothenberg & many other groundbreaking writers. An inspired & inspiring, multidimensional Rothenberg collectible. In near-fine condition with mild-to-moderate rubbing, scratching, light creasing & occasional spotting to front, back covers & spine; mild wear & some tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of same; moderate rubbing, browning & spotting to edges of text block. Interior fine with light browning mostly at blank margins of page leaves; short, faint creases & tiny bumps at mostly upper corners of same. Near Fine. [Item #4405]

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