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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
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Published July 30th 2010 by New Directions
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This deserves a much more thorough review than I have the time or inclination to provide. Briefly I would say that the 5 stars come with reservations, and this is by no means a perfect work. Nonetheless both in form and focus it is certainly unique. I would say that a reader without at least a basic knowledge of Jazz - for example knowing what a reference to certain stylistic characteristics of Cecil Taylor's work would mean - would struggle with this. Also anyone without the patience for the bo ...more
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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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From a Broken Bottle Traces of Perfume Still Emanate (4 books)
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  • Djbot Baghostus's Run
  • Atet, A.D.
  • Bass Cathedral

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