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Man-Fate: The Swan Song of Brother Antoninus

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Hardcover, 80 pages
Published January 1st 1974 by New Directions Publishing Corporation
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Nov 13, 2008 Alan rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: Thomas Aquinas
This may be the single most loathsome book of poems I have ever seen. Ariana and I ripped the old library copy I ordered to shreds together.

It is like an old disgusting man rubbing his moist ballsack on your face while you are sleeping.

It is the book that chronicles the grocery bag-fleshed Brother Antoninus in his decision to leave his monastery of 20 years for a young woman, and to reinstate his former name (William Everson). Just look at that cover. It is magic. Look at his teeth.

I bought th
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Jul 01, 2012 Michael Morris rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
This is difficult book, not because the poems are hard to read, but because the conflicts the poet addresses in here are difficult to watch and read about. And I suspect most readers cannot "relate to" (how I've grown to loath that phrase!) the mental and emotional difficulty of turning one's back on religious vows, especially since he does not turn his back on the religion. But such difficulty should not presume that the subject is not worth writing about. Even when the poet gets into uncomfort ...more
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Also known as Brother Antoninus, Everson was an American poet of the San Francisco Renaissance and was also a literary critic and small press printer.
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