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Giant is a manifestation, a creation story born of the ocean. Words turn over and under, shipwrecked then safe-shored. A blend of ghosts and myths meld and coalesce into being, as headstrong as the mountains, as wavering as the sea.
Paperback, First, 80 pages
Published February 23rd 2018 by Platypus Press (first published February 22nd 2018)
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Mike
May 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
I'm still sort of mulling this book over, a few days later. I find that I'm continuing to think about the resonances in the poems, and in particular with Shelley's "Ozymandias," which is explicitly referenced in the epigraph to the second section. There is, I think, an attempt to reckon with the aftermath of empire here. Or rather, not an attempt, but a demand that we all reckon with what "after" means in the context of empire and colonialism. Yet it's not merely the sense of decay that we're le ...more
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Shelves: read-in-2018
I've written about Giant for Paper Based Bookshop:

https://paperbased.org/2018/08/18/gia...
Meryana
Nov 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Georges sings the universe with rich, ancirt understanding, storytelling and imagery and anti colonial anger. A beautiful read.
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