Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Algernon Charles Swinburne

And here we have Volumes X through XX
of The Complete Works of Algernon Charles Swinburne,
as published in 1925, 1926, and 1927
in the Bonchurch Edition,
limited to 780 sets,
of which 750
were for


The Life of Algernon Charles Swinburne

A Bibliography in Prose and Verse of Algernon Charles Swinburne

“literary forgeries and stolen documents” — that rascal.


Conrad DiDiodato said...

Ah, Swinburne,

nobody who calls him/herself a poet ought to write a single line without ingesting Swinburne

William Michaelian said...

Conrad, that’s the kind of talk I like. And yet we both know that poetry arrives from myriad sources, both unnameable and unnamed. Ultimately, our concern must not be our identity as poets, but as human beings. Poetry, like beauty, exists because nothing lasts. But for now, thank goodness, the library is open.

Ed Baker said...

Swinburne is MAJOR....

his technique/ method early-on turned me on to the long form....

you can have Walt W. I'll take A.S.

as for nothing lasting ?

this body is just the vessel in which my self moves around

after this body is gone, where does self/mind go ?

back into from whence it came ?

William Michaelian said...

Ah, what I really meant was,

“nothing but Ed Baker lasts.”

As for myself, as a vessel recombined,

a hunk of granite would be just fine.

Then my thoughts and utterance might coincide.

Ed Baker said...

hey Bill
let me know when I figure the rest of this shit out !

today early-on I re:vamped the opening of ARS POETIC HER

(not great poetry, but what is?)

tomorrow I'm going up to where the state library system sells the books that nobody checks out... maybe this Swinburne set is there? cheers, ed

William Michaelian said...

If you find the first nine volumes let me know. We’ll arrange a meeting of the minds, or what’s left of them.

Ed Baker said...

will keg-up the 15 gallons of home brew now cooking...

these guys were Smart

the other guy who wrote a lot and was also smart & one day I will read his all:
Ben Franklin

William Michaelian said...

On my list as well. And on the back of that list will go your home brew recipe if, in my stupor, I can still operate a pencil.

Ed Baker said...

we get our stuff from Northern Brewer.
One that is now 'cooking' is:
Saison de Noel (new to us):

(extract kit)::
" A generous malt bill with highlights of butter toffee, chocolate, dark fruit, and bread tangles with the earthy, spicy funk of Wyeast's Farmhouse Ale strain and a single addition of bittering hops to trike an evolving balance. The porter-like color tricks your palate into expecting burnt, roasty notes and perhaps even a full body, but the reality that hits your mouth is a lean, attenuated beer with a snappy, estery, slightly tart edge and a warming peppery finish."

Hells Bells I just might get another book out of this one ! Damn she's hot !