Tuesday, June 08, 2010

UbuWeb: An amazing literary archive

UbuWeb was founded in November of 1996, initially as a repository for visual, concrete and, later, sound poetry. Over the years, UbuWeb has embraced all forms of the avant-garde and beyond. Its parameters continue to expand in all directions. There is so much here it is hard to describe. From James Joyce and Gertrude Stein reading their works aloud, to hundreds of videos featuring well-known and obscure works from a variety of artists too extensive to list here, to scans of entire volumes of prose and poetry.

There are dozens of podcasts, hundreds of MP3 audio files, an extensive collection of scholarly papers an RSS feed for regular updates, sections featuring ethnopoetics and conceptual writing. One could spend months perusing the archives. Absolutely astounding!

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