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    DescriptionPublished in 1994, Crystallography was a gem of a book, an instant hit that was nominated for the Gerald Lampert Award. It has been unavailable for an ice age, and Coach House Books is proud to bring it back. 'Crystallography' means the study of crystals, but also, taken literally, 'lucid writing.' The book exists in the intersection of poetry and science, exploring the relationship between language and crystals - looking at language as a crystal, a space in which the chaos of individual parts align to expose a perfect formation of structure. As Bok himself says, 'a word is a bit of crystal in formation,' suggesting there is a space in which words, like crystals, can resonate pure form. Lucid, sparkling, a diamond of a book: Crystallography is a crystal-clear approach to the science of poetry from the author of Eunoia.


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    Title
    Crystallography
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Christian Bok
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781552451199
    ISBN 10: 1552451194
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DCF
    DC21: 811.54
    Ingram Subject Code: PO
    Libri: I-PO
    B&T General Subject: 710
    DC22: 811.54
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET034
    Ingram Theme: CULT/CANADN
    DC22: 811/.54
    BISAC V2.8: SCI016000, POE011000
    BISAC region code: 4.0.2.0.9.0.0
    LC classification: PR9199.3.B575 C78 2003
    Thema V1.0: DCF
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd ed.
    Publisher
    COACH HOUSE BOOKS
    Imprint name
    COACH HOUSE BOOKS
    Publication date
    20 April 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Toronto
    Author Information
    Christian Bok is the author of Crystallography (Coach House Press, 1994), a 'pataphysical encyclopedia nominated for the Gerald Lampert Award for Best Poetic Debut, and 'Pataphysics: The Poetics of an Imaginary Science (Northwestern University Press, 2001). His book Eunoia won the 2002 Griffin Poetry Prize and is the best-selling Canadian poetry book of all time. Bok has created artificial languages for Gene Roddenberry's Earth: Final Conflict and Peter Benchley's Amazon. His conceptual artwork has appeared at the Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York City as part of the exhibit Poetry Plastique. He currently teaches at the University of Calgary.