From a Broken Bottle Traces of Perfume Still Emanate: Bedouin Hornbook, Djbot Baghostus's Run, Atet A.D. (From a Broken Bottle Traces of Perfume Still Emanate)
From a Broken Bottle Traces of Perfume Still Emanate: Volumes 1-3 collects the first three installments—Bedouin Hornbook, Djbot Baghostus’s Run, and Atet A.D.—of Nathaniel Mackey’s genre-defying work of fiction. A project that began over thirty years ago, From a Broken Bottle is an epistolary novel that unfolds through N.’s intricate letters to the mysterious Angel of Dust...more
Paperback, 560 pages
Published July 30th 2010 by New Directions
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Mackey reigns supreme! These are the most expansive, twisted, brilliant, confusing, effulgent, self-deconstructing non-novel series of epistolary novels ever written. Follow N. as he leads Angel of Dust (avatar of the reader?) through the explorations of his jazz band with his rambling letters. Basically the prose compliment to Mackey's ever expanding series of serial poems, "From a Broken Bottle Traces of Perfume Still Emanate" might be the sanest avant-garde literature every produced. Not much...more