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mika_ added 1 item to Read in 2016 list
Edwin Mullhouse: The Life and Death of an American Writer, 1943-54, by Jeffrey Cartwright
"In the beginning was silence, womb of all words which all words seek, mother of these: breath of my life. How or when the first word sprang thence hither, I'll never know, nor why. Does it really matter? Perhaps sound is only an insanity of silence, a mad gibber of empty space grown fearful of listening to itself and hearing nothing. Thus are we madmen all. Or perhaps we are silence talking in her sleep, perhaps we are a long nightmare of silence as she thrashes in torment on her downy bed. And when she wakes? Idle speculations of an eleven-year-old soul, brooding on whence and whither. Edwin once agreed with me that the ideal order of words on a page creates in the ideal reader an ideal silence; thus words regain their mother; and all the shrill noises of adulation are nothing to an artist but evidences of his imperfection." "Genius...is the retention of the capacity to be obsessed." "'I aspire to the condition of fiction.'"
12 months ago
mika_ added 1 item to Read in 2016 list
The Testament of Mary

1 year ago
mika_ added 1 item to Read in 2016 list
The Chemical Wedding by Christian Rosencreutz: A Romance in Eight Days by Johann Valentin Andreae in a New Version by John Crowley

1 year ago
mika_ added 1 item to 100 Favorite Sci Fi Books list
The Chemical Wedding by Christian Rosencreutz: A Romance in Eight Days by Johann Valentin Andreae in a New Version by John Crowley

1 year ago
mika_ added 1 item to Read in 2016 list
Zero History

1 year ago
mika_ added 1 item to 100 Favorite Sci Fi Books list
MaddAddam: A Novel

1 year, 1 month ago
mika_ added 1 item to Read in 2016 list
MaddAddam: A Novel

1 year, 1 month ago
mika_ added 1 item to 100 Favorite Books of Poetry list
The Europe of Trusts

1 year, 1 month ago
mika_ added 1 item to Read in 2016 list
The Europe of Trusts

1 year, 1 month ago
mika_ added 1 item to 100 Favorite Fantasy Books list
The Barnum Museum

1 year, 1 month ago
The Barnum Museum

1 year, 1 month ago
mika_ added 1 item to Read in 2016 list
The Barnum Museum

1 year, 1 month ago
mika_ added 1 item to Read in 2016 list
The Land of Laughs

1 year, 1 month ago
mika_ added 2 items to 100 Favorite Books of Poetry list
Isolato (Iowa Poetry Prize)
Gone: Poems (New California Poetry)

1 year, 1 month ago
mika_ added 1 item to Read in 2016 list
Isolato (Iowa Poetry Prize)
Excerpt from "Mare Imbrium" "After so many spells, the only language is the fire of a person." Excerpt from "Triage" "When there is no more life, step outside. Peel away the human." "Malady of the Bird" "If it has flown, then it knows God tore the world, and the space between heaven and earth is in shreds, and the question of living deep in the hollering sun, or homing the spas near heaven, or living at all, not wanting to live on earth as it is, is tense. And if it has flown, it has peered down at the thing called rock, and felt stilled by the rock's longevity, and has flown with a fear in its eye of longevity, peering again, asking, Why, God, is it still, closing the eye and feeling divided, like the flying lizard of myth, cut off, afloat, doffing skin after skin, a Jerusalem heart, exposed."
1 year, 1 month ago
mika_ added 1 item to Read in 2016 list
Gone: Poems (New California Poetry)
"Doubt is what allows a single gesture to have a heart." "'Heart, come along and be as heartless as you know you are.'" "Love is the movement towards perfection."
1 year, 1 month ago
mika_ added 1 item to 100 Favorite Sci Fi Books list
The Year of the Flood

1 year, 1 month ago
mika_ added 1 item to Read in 2016 list
The Year of the Flood

1 year, 1 month ago
mika_ added 1 item to Read in 2016 list
Generation Loss: A Novel

1 year, 1 month ago
mika_ added 10 items to their collection
The Land of Laughs

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6/10

The Europe of Trusts

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8/10

The Poet

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8/10

Zero History

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6/10

Gone: Poems (New California Poetry)

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9/10


1 year, 1 month ago
mika_ added 1 item to Read in 2016 list
The Marriage of Opposites

1 year, 1 month ago
mika_ added 1 item to Read in 2016 list
Collected Poems milosz
Excerpt from "The Song" "I am the wind that blows and dies out in dark waters, I am the wind going and not returning, a milkweed pollen on the black meadows of the world." Excerpt from "Heraclitus" "Particular existence keeps us from the light" Excerpt from "Greek Portrait" "I keep quiet as is proper For a man who has learned that the human heart Holds more than speech does." Excerpt from "At Dawn" "Only this moment at dawn is real to me. The bygone lives are like my own past life, uncertain. I cast a spell on the city asking it to last."
1 year, 1 month ago
mika_ added 1 item to 100 Favorite Sci Fi Books list
The Genocides

1 year, 2 months ago
mika_ added 1 item to Read in 2016 list
The Genocides

1 year, 2 months ago
mika_ added 1 item to Read in 2016 list
The Buried Giant
"'And then she asked me: "How will you and your husband prove your love for each other when you can't remember the past you've shared?" And I've been thinking about it ever since.'"
1 year, 2 months ago
mika_ added 2 items to Read in 2016 list
The Necessary Angel: Essays on Reality and the Imagination
Zero K: A Novel

1 year, 2 months ago
Kindred
 Kindred 9/10
1 year, 2 months ago
mika_ added 1 item to Read in 2016 list
Red Doc>
"To feel anything deranges you. To be seen feeling anything strips you naked. In the grip of it pleasure or pain doesn’t matter. You think what will they do what new power will they acquire if they see me naked like this. If they see you feeling. You have no idea what. It’s not about them. To be seen is the penalty."
1 year, 2 months ago

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