Engine of Didactic Beauty: A rambling anti-narrative post-postmodern collection of self-referential free verse rants and exhortations inspired by the ... stupidity and hypocrisy amok in the world. Paperback – May 15, 2011
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- Paperback : 104 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1451541368
- ISBN-13 : 978-1451541366
- Product Dimensions : 8.25 x 0.24 x 8.25 inches
- Publisher : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 15, 2011)
- Item Weight : 9 ounces
- Language: : English
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Staccato war drum rhythms, each word a shot aimed at our dullness from the blunderbuss of his alternate mind--and after we hear his thundering salvos and prepare for judgement, a little flag with the word "bang" pops from his toy gun, and he chuckles.
Alter's "ramblings" are anything but. Each sentence, each word, each syllable is honed to crisp minimalistic necessity, without at all feeling over-wrought.
You'll dig into these writings with the fascination of coming across a homeless genius's notebook left on a subway car. A plethora of post poetic posturing and laser pointed observations that skirt tiresome nihilism and lead instead to a kind of zen territory, where cold hard facts are not only presented, but pie-smashed into our faces.
Eye-opening, clever, and humous--shockingly good verse!