Robert Zend

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Contents


From Zero to One

[Acknowledgments (with extract from Frigyes Karinthy)]
13 Pencil 47 Climate

76 More and More

14 Moment 48 Soiree 78 The Three Sons
15 Telephone Connection 50 Telegram 79 Fragment: a Man Who Angers Me
16 Circle 53 Relativity 80 Senseless Story
17 Solitude 54 Office Memo 85 3 Oil Paintings
19 Morning 55 Fish 86 Mirrors
20 Madness 56 Spheroid Poem 88 Arabella
22 Beyond the Cubicle 61 The Message 90 Administrative Error
28 Monday 62 Variation 93 When
29 The Legend of the Axe 63 Literary Criticism 94 Ars Poetica
30 The Little Rat 64 Symphonie Fantastique 95 After That
31 After Hanging: a Dream 66 3,000,000,000 96 Before Ascending
33 Requiescat 67 Seven Minutes 98 Tissues
34 Dark Ages 69 Cosmogonies 100 The Most Beautiful Things
35 Waking State 70 Recipe 102 Ariamata
45 Elevator 71 Meeting 108 Ghorjonah
46 Three Dimensional Fable 75 Nouveau Riche 109 Sign
    110 Growth
[Contemplating Zend, Glenn Gould, July 1972]
 
SOURCE: Zend, Robert. From Zero to One, translated by Robert Zend and John Robert Colombo. Mission, BC: The Sono Nis Press, 1973. 110 pp. + [1]. Drawing on jacket and on frontispiece by Marcel Marceau. Cover/flyleaves photo, quote, bio. Blurbs by John Robert Colombo, Robert Fulford, Norman McLaren, Phillis Webb, Marcel Marceau, Andrei Voznesensky.


Beyond Labels

1 Preface:
3 Labels

   
     

11 OLD POEMS

42 A Three-Word Definition of Love 83 DITTO POEMS
13 Something Different 43 Nothing 85 Introducing Dittos
15 America 46 Sonnet LXIX

87 Ditto Poems

16 Labour Pains 47 Prelude and Fugue 113 The Ultimate Ditto Poem
17 A Poem Love 51 Dragonfly  
17 In My Dream 52 God Dead? 115 DROP POEMS
18 About Souls 53 Enigma

116 Drop Poems

18 Sharp 54 Mindscape  
19 Man-Made Satellite 54 What the Poet Is 121 MY CITY
23 Eleven Years in Eleven Lines 55 Psalm 123 Front Cover Design
23 First Person 58 Untitled 124 Title Page Designs
24 Two Times Too 59 A Memory 126 In This City
24 The Difference 59 The Counsel 127 A Doodle of Toronto
25 Departure by Arrival 60 People 128 Return Tickets, 1-5
26 This Haiku 60 To a Workaholic 134 A City of Two Kinds
26 The Magellan Paradox 60 Utopia 135 401
26 Sunset 61 Lost 136 In Transit
27 Perhaps 62 Mene, Tekel 137 Torn in Toronto
28 Dead End 63 The Twilight People 138 Concrete Budapest
28 A German Lady Prepares for Bed 65 An Epistle to Leopardi

139 Concrete Toronto

29 A Love Letter 70 Time 140 Fused Personality
30 Quadrangle 71 At the Foot of the Sphinx 142 Budapestoronto
31 The Golden Rules 72 Prophecy

143 Back Cover Designs

35 The Line Runs On 72 The Next Day  
36 Acknowledgements 73 Signal 145 EARLY HUNGARIAN TEXTS
36 Jinn 74 I Remember It 147 Funeral Sermon
37 Dialogue for One Voice 75 Century 149 Hymn on Death
39 From an Unwritten Diary 76 Sky Blue

151 On the Knowledge of God and Man

40 Universal Grief

76 Zoom-Out

 
40 Attitude 77 Space Ship 153 AUTHOR’S NOTES

41 The Precept

   
42 What It Is To Love    
     

SOURCE: Zend, Robert. Beyond Labels, translated by Robert Zend and John Robert Colombo. Toronto: Hounslow Press, 1982. [10] + 158 pp. + [2]. Front cover (photo) by John Lloyd; design and artwork by Robert Zend. Final unnumbered page: one-liner testimonials by notables.



A Bouquet to Bip
A tribute to Marcel Marceau

[Introductory graphics]
Art History (to the Epoch Maker)
A Ditto Poem (to One With Whom I Cannot Speak in French)
The Time of Our Life (to the Poet of Youth, Maturity, Old Age and Death)
My Silent Friend (to the Creator of Bip)
Bip (to Bip)
Origami Diagram (to the Humorist of The Sculptor)
Garden (to the Seer of The Creation of the World)
Godlive (to the Creator of The Hands)
Jeu d’échec
Chess [English version of above]
Khalif Harun Al Rashid (to the creator of The Maskmaker)
Nomograph (to a Friend with Whom I Like Doodling Together)
Spheroid Poem (to All Men in Marceau) translated from Hungarian by J. R. Colombo
Park (to the Creator of The Public Garden)
The Universalist (to the Style Pantomimist Who Can Tell Years in Minutes)
Bip/Hip/Hop (to the Illusionist who Created Bip the Illustionist)
Shift (to the Contemporary)
The Family Tree of the Alphabet (to the Author of Marcel Marceau Alphabet Book)
The Gallery (to the Creator of The Dream)
Nib (to the Creature/Creator)
The Drawing, Poem, and Zend During and After
 
SOURCE: Zend, Robert. “A Bouquet to Bip: A Tribute to Marcel Marceau,” Exile: A Literary Quarterly, Volume 1, Number 3 (Toronto, Exile Editions, 1972), pp. 93-123. With photos: (1) Zend & Marceau together, (2) same photo minus Zend. Much of this is in graphic form including actual text, as is the case with much of Zend’s work.


A Bunch of Proses

The Rock
Siseneg (The last chapter of the Elbib)
The Miracle
Meeting
The Super Calendar
Superdays
The Seasons of the Super Year
Robert Zend’s annotations: The Months of the Super-Year
Crumpled Space [graphic]
Confession [graphic]
The Heavenly Game
World’s Greatest Poet
The Key (by Jorge Luis Borges and Robert Zend)
 
SOURCE: Zend, Robert. “A Bunch of Proses,” Exile: A Literary Quarterly, Volume 2, Number 2 (Toronto, Exile Editions, 1974), pp. 40-67.


Daymares: Selected Fictions on Dreams and Time

Foreword by John Robert Colombo / ix
Metalostanza (Typescape) / 1
Introduction to an unpublished manuscript, entitled Selected Dreams / 3
A Dream about the Centre / 9
Day and Night (Tvpescape) / 13
Daymare / 15
The Dream Cycle / 21
The Rock / 23
Awakening from Dreams (Typescape) / 27
On the Terrace / 29
Armour / 35
Beyond the Fable Ocean / 41
Chapter Fifty-Six / 55
Aleph / 69
The End of the World / 77
Waiting / 83
Antihistory / 87
Apartment House / 91
Taviella / 97
Madouce, love poems / 103
Tusha and Time 119
My Baby Brother / 125
The King of Rubik / 133
The Ballade of Christian Gringoire / 147
Amun-Kufu (Typescape) / 161
Magellan’s Tombstone / 163
After I Die / 181
Afterword by Northrop Frye / 184
 

SOURCE: Zend, Robert. Daymares: Selected Fictions on Dreams and Time, edited by Brian Wyatt, foreword by John Robert Colombo, afterword by Northrop Frye. Vancouver: Cacanadadada Press, 1991. 186 pp.

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