13 ago. 2008

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*Jean Valentine. The Cradle of the Real Life. 2000. 75 pp.

I'd forgotten how good this book was--but something told me to bring it home today. It's rare to find a book with so little overwriting.

2 comentarios:

Chris dijo...

Wow... I'm surprised you like Valentine's book at all. It seems so... "quiet" and mainstream-ish for you. Although I have no idea what most of the Spanish authors you've been mentioning in your trek are like and no way to find out...

Jonathan dijo...

A lot of those divisions are arbitrary. To me it is as much a part of the Pound-Williams tradition as Levertov or Fanny Howe might be. You package that book differently, pubish it in Sun & Moon, and it becomes avant-garde.