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Bastardi Puri Walid Bitar 0889842671 9780889842670 Walid Bitars poems read as if transmitted in softly staccato impulses from some remote time-warp in the tenth dimension. They crackle with the static of unique ciphers hurled over
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Bastardi Puri by Walid Bitar

Walid Bitars poems read as if transmitted in softly staccato impulses from some remote time-warp in the tenth dimension. They crackle with the static of unique ciphers hurled over huge distances and we dont know at first whether they are entreaties or imprecations. Certain poems threaten, others cajole; all buzz with an energy of language that sometimes splits open the husks of their forms. Weird images and weirder personages perch upon his stanzas, not only Rhodesian Ridgebacks in constitutional snits, Actaeons ogling Dianas physique, and Tarzan in quicksand but the poet himself, weirdest of all, whose remarkable voice plots constellations and libels the starry nights. To read Bitar is to take a round-trip ticket on the Drunken Boat. His unusual and distinctive voice is by turns caustic and capricious, attuned to `rain and its minions but also painfully aware that `to whip is human, to be whipped divine. Best of all, like a speechless man suddenly given language, `this ambassador from El Dorado frolics and cavorts in his `underground patois with startling originality and mischievous flair. This is a book of poems torn between the comic and the inconsolable, now `surrendering to polkas in some smoky dive but also, and at the same time, `Eternitys pied-?nbsp;-terre.

Author: Walid Bitar

Language: English

Edition: First Edition

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 96

Publisher: Porcupines Quill

Publication Date: 2005-04-01

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ISBN: 0889842671


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