Pamphlets series

For those less interested in a broad, synthetic argument about Marker’s oeuvre and more interested in how writing might pay homage to the experience of watching his films and the fact of his loss, Howe’s essay will be a welcome contribution to a growing corpus of Markeriana.

—Rebecca Ariel Porte, Los Angeles Review of Books

Poetic musings of a powerful filmmaker

Sorting Facts, or Nineteen Ways of Looking at Marker

Nonfiction by Susan Howe

Poetry and cinema collide in Susan Howe’s masterful meditation on the filmmaker Chris Marker, whose film stills are interspersed throughout, as well as those of Andrei Tarkovsky.

Sorting word-facts I only know an apparition. Scribble grammar has no neighbor. In the name of reason I need to record something because I am a survivor in this ocean.

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Paperback (published March 26, 2013)

ISBN
9780811220392
Price US
10.95
Price CN
11.99
Page Count
48

Susan Howe

American poet and essayist

For those less interested in a broad, synthetic argument about Marker’s oeuvre and more interested in how writing might pay homage to the experience of watching his films and the fact of his loss, Howe’s essay will be a welcome contribution to a growing corpus of Markeriana.

—Rebecca Ariel Porte, Los Angeles Review of Books