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Remains (Mcsweeney's Poetry Series): Castillo, Jesus: BOOKS KINOKUNIYA
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Remains (Mcsweeney's Poetry Series)
Remains (Mcsweeney's Poetry Series)
Publisher : McSweeneys Books
Published Date : 2016/01
Binding : Hardcover
ISBN : 9781940450421

BookWeb Price : US$20.00
Kinokuniya Member price : US$18.00

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Language : English

Book Description
Source: ENG
Academic Descriptors: A26852000
Place of Publication: United States
Academic Level: Extracurricular
Geographic Designator: United States

Jesus Castillo has created a sprawling contemporary epic that channels the mighty voices of the past (Ovid, Sappho) into a plainspoken song of our times. In a deft, generous style, Castillo takes hold of the stuff of our everyday lives and converts it into modern manna. The book is lovingly relentless, quietly piercing. It is a terrifyingly recognizable call: it is filled with all of our voices, our panic, our modern love, our screens, our roommate's cough, our melting icebergs, our planes and malls and frailties. Castillo writes, This is a test. A set of margins created for company. For waiting in train stations or asking a stranger the time. You're allowed to freak out this much only. There's a green car parked outside, by the curb, near the bike racks. An old man is asking people to put change in his plastic cup, and I remember my name contains both my father's and grandfather's stories. The table I'm sitting at is made of steel and marble. It's cold and it's spring. In the song on the radio, a noise...