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The Resource The pirate who does not know the value of pi, Eugene Ostashevsky ; art by Eugene and Anne Timerman

The pirate who does not know the value of pi, Eugene Ostashevsky ; art by Eugene and Anne Timerman

Label
The pirate who does not know the value of pi
Title
The pirate who does not know the value of pi
Statement of responsibility
Eugene Ostashevsky ; art by Eugene and Anne Timerman
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Pirate Who Does Not Know the Value of Pi is a poem-novel about the relationship between a pirate and a parrot who, after capturing a certain quantity of prizes, are shipwrecked on a deserted island, where they proceed to discuss whether they would have been able to make themselves understood by people indigenous to the island, had there been any. Eugene Ostashevsky's first large-scale project since The Life and Opinions of DJ Spinoza, it pursues the themes of emigration, incomprehension, and the otherness of others in a far more complicated and persistent way than its predecessor. Characterized by multilingual punning, humor puerile and set-theoretical, philosophical irony and narratological handicaps, The Pirate Who Does Not Know the Value of Pi draws on early modern texts about pirates and animal intelligence, 1960s Russian folklore, old-school hip-hop, game theory, controversies of copyright, and Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations, abbreviated as PI"--
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Ostashevsky, Eugene
Dewey number
811/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3565.S79
LC item number
P57 2017
Literary form
poetry
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Timerman, Eugene
  • Timerman, Anne
Series statement
NYRB/Poets
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  • American poetry
  • Parrots
  • Pirates
  • POETRY
  • POETRY
  • American poetry
  • Parrots
  • Pirates
Label
The pirate who does not know the value of pi, Eugene Ostashevsky ; art by Eugene and Anne Timerman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 134-135)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn952154395
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
135 pages
Isbn
9781681370903
Lccn
2016051901
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027001001
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)952154395
Label
The pirate who does not know the value of pi, Eugene Ostashevsky ; art by Eugene and Anne Timerman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 134-135)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn952154395
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
135 pages
Isbn
9781681370903
Lccn
2016051901
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027001001
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)952154395

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