a change-ringing of the mind | (an extract from Zangezi). Velimir KHLEBNIKOV, trans Glenn Goluska.

a change-ringing of the mind | (an extract from Zangezi).

Toronto: imprimerie dromadaire, [1978]. Small squarish Quarto, 25 x 22 cm. In pamphlet stitched red Tweedweave paper wrappers, with lettering handset and printed in black to both covers; the lower cover features a glossary of neologisms used or generated by Khlebnikov in Zangezi (see below). Unpaginated [16 pp.]. A fine copy. Handset and printed on Mayfair paper in Alternate Gothic type, with a variety of wood types used as display. One of 75 unnumbered copies produced by Goluska to commemorate the Eleventh International Sound Poetry Festival (October 1978). “This text originally formed the ninth section of a long experimental work entitled Zangezi, first published in Moscow in 1922. Here Khlebnikov rings a series of changes on the Russian word for mind (um, pronounced oohm), adding to it conventional as well as invented prefixes. His glossary of the resulting neologisms is also included.”. Item #144

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