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Everyone should read this book! It examines Simone Weil, Stevens, and other Modern and Contemporary Poets.
I adore this book.
"Nothing that is not there and
THE nothing that is."
Beautiful, moving, thrilling, lucid and sublime.
This is one of the most lucid, extraordinary, and wonderful books of poetry I have ever read. Cecily Parks is an amazing poet. Everyone interested in poetry should read this book! Outstanding, remarkable! From "Self-Portrait as Seismograph":
there is no sensitivity in numbers.
only in effects. In the calm, let us speak
in effects: a ball drops
dragon's mouth to frog's mouth.
a pendulum swings on its knife-edge
Perhaps not even the best poem in this book!
A Ph.D. Fellow
This book's translation is fine. However, I would not recommend this book to people with excellent French who would like to read Lacan in the original. Nor would I especially recommend it to women who are annoyed with Lacan and have had affairs with French literary critics. I find the Notes condescending....Read more