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The Return of Painting, the Pearl, and Orion: A Trilogy

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Poetry. Works by Leslie Scalapino, frequently recognized as one of the most innovative writers in American and author of such noted books as ORCHID JETSUM and THE TANGO. "A terrific book. Edges of meaning and relationship become here the intensive ground of their endlessly volatile statement. So that. As if. It were. Leslie Scalapino thinks the so-called world as real, and ...more
Paperback, 230 pages
Published December 1st 1997 by Talisman House Publishers (first published 1991)
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Having read this and "way" pretty much concurrently, I think I prefer Scalapino on a larger scale.
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Whatever is darker as shadows could be just in the air. Only in the air. Sand patches, rimmed or with the very light blue shallower sea. But only if one's there.”
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