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eBook formatPaperback, (torrent)En
PublisherAkashic Books
File size3.4 Mb
Release date 01.11.2008
Pages count72
Book rating3.32 (13 votes)
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If you said "cubism" fifteen times, you would be getting close to some of what Percival Everett, a famous novelist and gifted painter himself, is playing with in this new book of poems. In words that mimic process, the poems here attempt to reverse the canvas, taking perspective and skewing it to reflect the world around it, spiraling into the work as a way to get out of it. Often what stands in the way of art is art itself, a lingering delusion that there is such a thing as beauty, especially universal beauty. The same is true of a belief in transcendence. To buy into it is to merely substitute one word for another, to fall prey to a correspondence theory of truth.

"Everett's talent is multifaceted, sparked by a satiric brilliance that could place him alongside Richard Wright and Ralph Ellison." —Publishers Weekly

"I think Percival Everett is a genius. . . . He's a brilliant writer and so damn smart I envy him." —Terry McMillan

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