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POUR UNE THÉORIE NON-DUALISTE DE LA POÉSIE (1960-1989)

essay (literary theory, poetics, political theory, rhetoric, semiotics, aesthetics)

Language: French

éditions MIX

Paris

2019

Funded by a writing grant of the French National Book Centre

Soutenu par le Centre national du livre

Campagne de pré-achat à prix réduit (20 € au lieu de 25 €) du livre à paraître Pour une théorie non-dualiste de la poésie, aux éditions MIX : toutes les indications ICI.

Cet essai présente l'un des parcours possibles d'analyse comparée sur la création poétique de la deuxième moitié du XXème siècle, en tâchant, sous l'égide de la notion de non-dualisme, de parvenir à la formulation de concepts et de notions qui puissent contribuer à redéfinir le fonctionnement de la poésie des années 1960-80 mais aussi, en perspective, de l'extrême contemporain. Cet ouvrage offre donc une proposition alternative de théorie de la poésie moderne, et il est par conséquent en dialogue critique avec d'autres approches de ce genre, notamment celles de Jean-Marie Gleize, de Michael Hamburger et d'Henri Meschonnic.

 
 
 

HEPHAESTUS RELOADED

Brunella Antomarini, Adam Berg, Vladimir D'Amora, Alessandro De Francesco, Miltos Manetas

essay (philosophy, aesthetics, epistemology)

Language: English and Italian

Punctum Books

2019

Hephaestus Reloaded / Efesto Reloaded, presented in a bilingual (English/Italian) publication, and whose five authors are from Greece, Italy, and the US, invokes as its first inspiration the myth of Hephaestus who embodied a twofold entity: both disabled and technically capacious. The myth of Hephaestus has been passed across the centuries as an ancient metaphor signifying the idea of becoming-world, in which any distinction between the natural and the artificial, or the organic and the technical, is blurred. Human beings, by virtue of their physical vulnerabilities and limits, have enhanced their technological powers to the point of transcending their own given nature. At present, a variety of critical discourses in disciplines such as philosophy, history, aesthetics, and cognitive sciences pay attention to our becoming-hybrid (organic and mechanical beings) – unleashing a space for research that probes the concept of transcendence. Each of the contributions in this book addresses – through its own peculiar perspective, method and experimental style – a new way to approach the role of transcendence in socio-cultural life.

In the Occidental history of ideas, the notion of transcendence has received at least three canonical articulations that are challenged by this book: religious (Judeo-Christian traditions), philosophical (Platonic-intellectual universality of ideas), and scientific (the objective and technological turn of knowledge). Nonetheless, it is with the rise of cybernetics, with its digital and virtual modalities of systems, networks, and knowledge, that our human environment emerges as a source of knowledge in itself — not simply as an object but rather as an immersive agency in which nature, knowledge, technique merge. The transcendence of the actual and the virtual into a “third” element is construed and analyzed in this book through conceptual schemes that rely on a post-binary or non-binary understanding of coincidences, triangulations, hybrids, or post-human combinatorics. What is ultimately explored is how transcendence is ejected from strictly theological, philosophical, or scientific groundings and emerges as a germinating point of becoming (something else).

Hephaestus Reloaded. Composition for Ten Hands (B. Antomarini, A. Berg, V. D'Amora, A. De Francesco, M. Manetas), Punctum Books. More info and buy HERE.

 
 
 

LA VISIONE A DISTANZA

poetry and conceptual writing

Language: Italian

Arcipelago Itaca

Ancona

2018

Alessandro De Francesco, La visione a distanza, Arcipelago Itaca, 2018
196 pp., 16 €

La visione a distanza contiene buona parte della produzione poetica di Alessandro De Francesco fino ad oggi. È tuttavia da intendersi come libro unico e non come raccolta, dato che le sezioni che lo costituiscono sono strettamente interconnesse, anche quelle scritte a distanza di più anni. Alcune sezioni sono inedite in Italia o inedite tout court, altre sono state precedentemente pubblicate in libri e riviste. La visione a distanza, uscito presso Arcipelago Itaca nella collana "Lacustrine" diretta da Renata Morresi, è il primo libro italiano di Alessandro De Francesco dalla pubblicazione di Ridefinizione (La Camera Verde, 2011).

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THREE POETIC ENGINES - TROIS ENGINS POÉTIQUES

artist book, 25.3 x 30 cm, 120 p.

Language: French, English, Italian, German

éditions MIX., Paris & Le Fonds Belval, Luxembourg

2016

Photo © Michael Pinsky

 

With texts by Stéphanie Delcroix and Hubertus von Amelunxen

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REMOTE VISION

poetry and conceptual writing

Language: English and Italian

Punctum Books

New York

2016

Alessandro De Francesco, Remote Vision. Poetry 1999-2015

Translated into English by Belle Cushing and Dusty Neu.

Typography by Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oei.

Dual-Language English-Italian edition, 342 pages, 22 x 22 cm.

New York: Punctum Books, 2016

http://punctumbooks.com/titles/remote-vision-poetry-1999-2015/

REMOTE VISION represents, in English and Italian, the most significant works in poetry and conceptual writing produced by Alessandro De Francesco to date. It is both a coherent book and the most exhaustive collection of his poetry ever published in any language. All sections have been rearranged for this publication, with each one containing the complete English text followed by the complete Italian version. The texts have been beautifully translated by poets and Brown University alumni Belle Cushing and Dusty Neu, under the coordination of the acclaimed poet and Comparative Literature scholar Forrest Gander. REMOTE VISION condenses and presents under a new light the conceptual and emotional intensity of Alessandro De Francesco’s poetry.

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LA VISION À DISTANCE

poetry and conceptual writing

Language: French

éditions MIX.

Paris

2016

La Vision à distance est le deuxième livre de poésie publié par Alessandro De Francesco aux éditions MIX., après Redéfinition (2010). La Vision à distance continue à explorer et à faire interagir de façon nouvelle les questions qui hantent la production de ce poète-artiste : l'inconnu et l'inconnaissable, la violence et la guerre, la technologie et l'information, la phylogenèse et l'ontogenèse des êtres. Il contient cependant des textes appartenant à des époques différentes, dont certains, comme Le Déplacement des objets, écrits avant Redéfinition mais présentés ici pour la première fois en traduction française.

Alessandro De Francesco - La Vision à distance

Traduit de l'italien en français par Alessandro De Francesco, Fabien Vallos et Caroline Zekri, avec la collaboration d'Emilio Sciarrino

Soutenu par une Bourse de création du Centre national du livre (www.centrenationaldulivre.fr)
Paris, éditions MIX., 2016

136 pages, format carré 17 x 17 cm
20 €

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CONTINUUM. WRITINGS ON POETRY AS ARTISTIC PRACTICE

essays

Language: French, Italian, English, German

Uitgeverij

Tirana / The Hague

2015

continuum

This book reunites the most part of the essays and articles produced between 2007 and 2015 by poet and artist Alessandro De Francesco. It shows what De Francesco himself affirms at a point in the last text of the book: that an artist can also be a theorist, and that artistic practice and theoretical practice are difficult to distinguish in his work. This book is multilingual: each text was left in the language in which it was written. Therefore, it is predominantly in French, but Italian, English and German are also represented. In spite of poetry being at the center of Alessandro De Francesco’s interests as a thinker, the texts contained in this book are very heterogeneous: poetic statements, essays, scientific articles, lectures, interviews; and yet they also show a deep continuity. Continuum stands for the author’s uninterrupted commitment for poetry, for the numerous connections among the approached themes, and especially for the innovatory theoretical and political positions expressed here, from which all these writings originated.

Alessandro De Francesco, Continuum. Writings on Poetry as Artistic Practice / Écrits sur la poésie comme pratique artistique / Scritti sulla poesia come pratica artistica, The Hague: Uitgeverij / Punctum Books, 2015, 564 p., 18 €. Get more information and buy it HERE.

 
 
 

AUGMENTED WRITING - SCRITTURA AUMENTATA - ÉCRITURE AUGMENTÉE

artist book, 35 x 45 cm, unp.

Language: multilingual

La Camera Verde

Rome

2013

Photos © Benjamin Hugard

With texts by: Judith Balso, Robert Cahen, Giulio Carmassi, Belle Cushing, Jean Daive, Jeremy Fernando, Jean-Marie Gleize, Alfonso M. Iacono, Paolo Ingrosso, Massimiliano Manganelli, Giulio Marzaioli, Marco Mazzi, Nina Parish, Fabien Vallos, Vincent W. J. van Gerven Oei, Sandrine Wymann, Caroline Zekri.

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RIDEFINIZIONE

poetry and conceptual writing

Language: Italian

48 p.

La Camera Verde

Roma

2011

Ordina QUI

 
 
 

REDÉFINITION

poetry and conceptual writing

Language: French

80 p.

Mix.

Paris

2010

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da 1000m - dès 1000m - from 1000m

conceptual writing

Trilingual e-book: italian, english, french, HGH, on www.gammm.org (march 2009)

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LO SPOSTAMENTO DEGLI OGGETTI

poetry

Language: Italian

60 p.

Cierre Grafica / Anterem

Verona

2008

Nota di Flavio Ermini

Riflessione critica di Martin Rueff

Collana «Opera Prima» diretta da Flavio Ermini, con la collaborazione di Yves Bonnefoy, Umberto Galimberti e Andrea Zanzotto

spostamento_libro

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