Richard Kostelanetz (New York, Us, 1940)
Richard Cory Kostelanetz is an American artist, author, and critic. Kostelanetz came onto the literary scene with essays in quarterlies such as Partisan Review and The Hudson Review, then profiles of older artists, musicians and writers for The New York Times Magazine. His book The End of Intelligent Writing: Literary Politics in America (1974), related to the corruption of mass media communication, caused considerable controversy. He is also the author of radically alternative fiction, strictly close to Visual Poetry, include In the Beginning (1971), written with an alphabet arranged in single and double letter combinations. A political anarchist-libertarian, he authored Political Essays (1999) and Toward Secession: More Political Essays (2008). Among his literary contemporaries, Richard Kostelanetz has also produced literature in audio, video, holography, prints, book-art, computer-based installations, among other new media.