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Edificio Sayonara

4.5  ·  Rating Details ·  18 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Cool logic shattered like a kaleidoscopic image into symmetrical and infinitely meaningless beauties. Published by Black Sparrow Press, 24 Tenth Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
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Published December 1st 1992 by Black Sparrow Press (first published October 28th 1992)
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Julian
Jan 11, 2009 Julian added it
The question is whether to write a ton and find a publisher to print it all, or to write a ton and filter it down to one book every 8 years. Yau opts for choice #1. So, as I rate Edificio Sayonara, I rate them all.


He's an amazing poet. Not all of his poems are amazing. He is at once completely stale, invigorating, absurd, and exceedingly intelligent. His music is both classically trained and flat beyond belief, like Wayne Shorter playing a series of basic scales. Ie., more based on toying with t
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M.moore
Dec 14, 2010 M.moore rated it really liked it
This isn't the book I read, but it is the closest one to the book I read. John Yau writes great short-stories and he was published by Black Sparrow Press, so when I saw and felt and smelled their familiar cover I decided to check it out from the Boston Public Library. I read the whole book on the way home from work. Goodreads doesn't have his short-story book and I don't remember the name of it, but I thought I'd give him some props because noone seems to no him.
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Feb 06, 2008 Shannon rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: those who like getting in the mind of brilliant people with lots of messed-up baggage
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This book messed with my mind. Majorly messed with my mind. It is sick and dark and it gets me in the darkest place. It's technically prose, but you have to read it like a novel for it to make sense. I've read this over and over and over and I still don't have it all figured out.
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This is my favorite book of poetry, I think. John Yau is my hero.
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