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Average rating: 4.19 · 67 ratings · 5 reviews · 37 distinct works · Similar authors
Certain Slants

4.50 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2007
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Hopeful Buildings

4.33 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1990
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Arc of Light/Dark Matter

4.33 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1992
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Talking the Boundless Book:...

3.43 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1995
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Near or Random Acts

4.60 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2004
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Some Sentences Look for Som...

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2013
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Pushing Water

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2011
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Masters of Jazz Guitar: Har...

3.75 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1999
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Masters of Jazz Saxophone

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Two Pushing Waters

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Simply one of the best novels I have ever read. Certainly in the top 3 or 4 post-Finnegans Wake novels of any nation's literature, and that IS the book which seems to usher in this one, yet this one so smart-female-quickminded-farflungimaginative-won ...more
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Simply one of the best novels I have ever read. Certainly in the top 3 or 4 post-Finnegans Wake novels of any nation's literature, and that IS the book which seems to usher in this one, yet this one so smart-female-quickminded-farflungimaginative-won ...more
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Amalgamemnon by Christine Brooke-Rose
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I've been to the stars and back in this galactic pun-packed exquisite work. I've even sat on a moon beam and talked with the gods...

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Maldoror and the Complete Works by Comte de Lautréamont
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A beautiful book, sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes maddening. Always fascinating. And such a good edition, with helpful introduction, good notes, etc.
Without Ducasse (Lautreamont) would we have the surrealists? Would we have later punk literature,
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The Bounty by Myung Mi Kim
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The Bounty is one of the great openings in American Poetry of the 1990s and moving forward. It is a work moving from one continent to another, one language practice to another, and embraces an enlarging of American space as well as a questioning of t ...more
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“What can I do, Muslims? I do not know myself.
I am neither Christian nor Jew, neither Magian nor Muslim,
I am not from east or west, not from land or sea,
not from the shafts of nature nor from the spheres of the firmament,
not of the earth, not of water, not of air, not of fire.
I am not from the highest heaven, not from this world,
not from existence, not from being.
I am not from India, not from China, not from Bulgar, not from Saqsin,
not from the realm of the two Iraqs, not from the land of Khurasan.
I am not from the world, not from beyond,
not from heaven and not from hell.
I am not from Adam, not from Eve, not from paradise and not from Ridwan.
My place is placeless, my trace is traceless,
no body, no soul, I am from the soul of souls.
I have chased out duality, lived the two worlds as one.
One I seek, one I know, one I see, one I call.
He is the first, he is the last, he is the outer, he is the inner.
Beyond He and He is I know no other.
I am drunk from the cup of love, the two worlds have esc
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Jalaluddin Rumi
“What can I do, Muslims? I do not know myself.
I am neither Christian nor Jew, neither Magian nor Muslim,
I am not from east or west, not from land or sea,
not from the shafts of nature nor from the spheres of the firmament,
not of the earth, not of water, not of air, not of fire.
I am not from the highest heaven, not from this world,
not from existence, not from being.
I am not from India, not from China, not from Bulgar, not from Saqsin,
not from the realm of the two Iraqs, not from the land of Khurasan.
I am not from the world, not from beyond,
not from heaven and not from hell.
I am not from Adam, not from Eve, not from paradise and not from Ridwan.
My place is placeless, my trace is traceless,
no body, no soul, I am from the soul of souls.
I have chased out duality, lived the two worlds as one.
One I seek, one I know, one I see, one I call.
He is the first, he is the last, he is the outer, he is the inner.
Beyond He and He is I know no other.
I am drunk from the cup of love, the two worlds have escaped me.
I have no concern but carouse and rapture.
If one day in my life I spend a moment without you
from that hour and that time I would repent my life.
If one day I am given a moment in solitude with you
I will trample the two worlds underfoot and dance forever.
O Sun of Tabriz, I am so tipsy here in this world,
I have no tale to tell but tipsiness and rapture.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

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