Clark Coolidge's Space
An appreciation of a book worthy of appreciation:
This is a terrifically rich book, in a minimalist manner: it impresses the shapes and sounds of individual words upon a reader, holds out momentary possibilities of syntax and connection, always immediately withdrawing them. The little prose poems of Stein's Tender Buttons (evoked in the Steinian pun "writ tin"?) seem like symphonic orchestrations of symbolism next to Coolidge's verbal scrawls (via Lime Tree).Yeah, I've often marvelled at the fact that Space was published by Harper & Row, too.