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by Robert Kelly
"Cities," originally published in 1971, is the fantastic memoir of an adventurer, S.I. Hodgkins, concerning his journeys to secret, invisible cities throughout the world. A contemporary version of the medieval Sir John Mandeville, or perhaps an American incarnation of Rene Daumal, Hodgkins recounts the most extravagent settings and encounters with an astonishing sense of ...more
Paperback, 1, 65 pages
Published 1971 by Frontier Press
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Less of an august example of impeccable structure like "Invisible Cities," and more of a freewheeling colorful trip (in both senses of the word.) In "Invisible Cities" we find out that we've been seeing the same city all along: one never gets that impression with Cities.
Kelly has published more than fifty books of poetry and prose, including Red Actions: Selected Poems 1960-1993 (1995) and a collection of short fictions, A Transparent Tree (1985). Many were published by the Black Sparrow Press. He also edited the anthology A Controversy of Poets (1965).Kelly was of great help to the Hungryalist group of poets of India during the trial of Malay Roychoudhury,with ...moreMore about Robert Kelly...