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The Very Thing That Happens: Fables and Drawings

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"Edson's brief, tightly-packed, highly-charged paragraphs are the crystallized essence of what could be long stories, and they are prose poems, and they are ontological probings into the nature of things: objects, animals, people."
Hardcover, 90 pages
Published 1964 by New Directions Publishing Corporation
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Mark Baumer
Jan 27, 2011 Mark Baumer rated it it was amazing
This was disco disco. It touched me and said, "Baby, I'm touching you," and I was completely okay with that.
This part made me laugh:
"No no, he screamed, but I can't get this fucking coffee pot to be a horse."

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Mar 11, 2012 Josiah Miller rated it it was amazing
This book is absolutely amazing. To me, this is what being human is all about. The poem "A Machine" is one of the most truest pieces of writing I've ever come across.
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Russell Edson was born in Connecticut in 1935 and currently resides there with his wife Frances. Edson, who jokingly has called himself "Little Mr. Prose Poem," is inarguably the foremost writer of prose poetry in America, having written exclusively in that form before it became fashionable. In a forthcoming study of the American prose poem, Michel Delville suggests that one of Edson's typical "re ...more
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