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The Sorrow and the Fast of It by Nathalie Stephens
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Jun 10, 2010

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bookshelves: avante-garde-experimental, canadian, poetry

I enjoyed Stephens’ melancholic lyricism throughout this story that is not a story, but I did grow frustrated at the way she tends to circle around some unspeakable horror without naming it. I believe portentous is the word. That said, there is an ineffable beauty in her circling around madness, splitting and disgust. “The body foretold the city.”

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