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Bedouin Hornbook (From a Broken Bottle Traces of Perfume Still Emanate #1)

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novel, volume 1 of FROM A BROKEN BOTTLE, TRACES...
Paperback, 239 pages
Published September 1st 1997 by Sun and Moon Press (first published 1987)
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Griffin Alexander
Aug 17, 2016 Griffin Alexander rated it it was amazing
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Namesake Epigraph #7:
"In modern opera, music is not merely a means of heightening, ennobling verbal language—it is not there to make the words more eloquent, so to speak; it is deliberately contrasted with the words, placed behind the words, making them transparent so that you can see their second inner significance...The music does not achieve this by 'heightening' the words but by opening an abyss of meaning and countermeaning behind them."

This is the heady, hard critical-theory-poetic GAN abo
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Mar 28, 2011 Adam rated it really liked it
Shelves: russia
Cerebral as the dickens, with a freewheeling approach that ties together myth with etymology and prophetic vision with carnal spasm. I appreciate the way he sees beyond appearances into the essence of things. My favorite scene was the elaborate debate between strangers that happens on a street in San Francisco in response to this graffito: "Mr. Slick and Mister Brother are one of the two most baddest dude in town, and Sutter Street."
Luke
Dec 14, 2007 Luke rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As much a primer on all the rad experimental/mystical/jazz music the indie rocker kids are missing out on as a novel.
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May 21, 2014 Ashon rated it it was amazing
this book taught me how to think about music/ality. it is simply marvelous.
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Poet and novelist Nathaniel Mackey was born in 1947 in Miami, Florida. He received a BA degree from Princeton University and a PhD from Stanford University.

Nathaniel Mackey has received numerous awards including a Whiting Writer’s Award and a 2010 Guggenheim fellowship. He is the Reynolds Price Professor of English at Duke University and served as a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets from
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