Category Archives: Raymond Roussel

Harry Mathews (1930-2017) and the New York School of Poets

Very sad news for lovers of the New York School and contemporary literature: the novelist and poet Harry Mathews passed away this week at the age of 86.  Mathews is best-known as an experimental fiction writer who was one of … Continue reading

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Resurrecting Raymond Roussel, the “Proust of Dreams”

In the New York Times, Holland Cotter reviews the debut exhibit at the new Galerie Buchholz in New York which is “giving us something wonderful that we haven’t had before: a retrospective of the French writer Raymond Roussel (1877-1933).”  The brilliant and bizarre Roussel, … Continue reading

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Mark Amerika Remixes Raymond Roussel’s Locus Solus

Raymond Roussel’s amazing and bizarre novel Locus Solus — the namesake for the journal founded by the New York School poets as well as for this humble blog — turns 100 this year.  Just in time for that anniversary, the visual artist, novelist, and media … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Ashbery’s Collected French Translations

Exciting news on the Ashbery front: a two-volume collection of Ashbery’s wide-ranging French translations will be published in 2014, edited by Rosanne Wasserman and Eugene Richie.  The first book will collect Ashbery’s wonderful poetry translations, including his celebrated renderings of … Continue reading

Posted in Books, French poetry, John Ashbery, Pierre Reverdy, Raymond Roussel, Translation

Welcome!

Welcome to “Locus Solus: The New York School of Poets.”  This site is intended to be a place where scholars, critics, poets, students, and anyone else interested in the poets and artists of the New York School can find information … Continue reading

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