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The Real Subject: Queries and Conjectures of Jacob Delafon with Sample Poems
Not exactly a novel and not really a poem, though it contains some verses and is not without characters, this work describes a man late in life who has gotten around and who’s thought about what he has seen and heard. He is a unique geezer, whose trains of thought seem often on tracks without station or schedule.
Paperback, 80 pages
Published June 1st 2004 by Omnidawn Publishing
(first published 2004)
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The real subject is its subjectlessness. I don't really understand the "sample poems" and what are they samples of but I kind of, maybe realized that they are not Keith's poems but Jacob's and then it kind of makes sense. Not the best Keith Waldrop book I've read but still retaining a sort of Waldropian questioning.
American poet and academic, author of numerous books of poetry and prose, translator of the works of Claude Royet-Journoud, Anne-Marie Albiach, Edmond Jabès, Charles Baudelaire, and others.More about Keith Waldrop...