Bibliodeath: My Archives (with Life in Footnotes) (Paperback)
Award-winning author Andrei Codrescu’s Bibliodeath: My Archives (With Life in Footnotes) surveys the evolutionary relationship between language and technology by examining his own career as a prolific American writer for more than four decades. Born in Transylvania, Romania, Codrescu’s journey spans from his earliest days as a scattered poet in the 1960s to his founding of the journal Exquisite Corpse in 1983 to his ongoing commentary today on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered. Amid the release of some of his most celebrated books, the author’s story is an insightful address of the survival of the literate world and the transformation of print, told through suspenseful reflection and alluring, signature footnotes.
About the Author
Andrei Codrescu is an author of poetry, novels, and essays, the founder of "Exquisite Corpse: A Journal of Life and Letters," and has broadcast regular commentary for NPR since 1983. He was the recipient of a Peabody Award for his film "Road Scholar," the Ovid Prize for poetry, and the ACLU Freedom of Speech Award.
Part cultural critique, part portrait of the artist as a young literary revolutionary, the author s latest is a mature look at the rise of e-printing from the vantage point of someone who has already experienced, and survived, a number of technological revolutions. Longtime fans will naturally savor Codrescu's idiosyncratic ambling and real-life reflections. New readers will find philosophical nuggets after some digging. --Kirkus Reviews
The result that is Codrescu s writing must be savored, never skimmed, and because of its inventiveness, he actually ends up using his writing style to prove his point: writing and words are evolving forms, but they also possess a fundamental solidity that can t be destroyed, even though the lines are blurring. --ForeWord Reviews
(Starred Review) Lucid, clever, and lyrical, Codrescu s delightfully distinctive prose extols a linguistic productive life as he commemorates this vertiginous moment in which the textual world flows from printed form to digital existence. --Publisher's Weekly