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French/English Bilingual poetry.

“The most cockeyed, twitching, wobbliest gait eventually becomes so ungainly, so weirdly lopsided that it dances. This book would rather linger in the confines, if it can, wherever the one becomes the other. I assault the French language, my second; I clutter it with l’on-lit and qu’on-con, unthinkable infractions, maim it with impossible ma
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Paperback, 131 pages
Published October 2008 by Argol Editions

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david-baptiste
Dec 03, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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This book is a delight to read--
every page is anexploration of the crazy detours and detournemwnts when using each language--english and french--as a "secopnd langauge"--so that the poerty is careening along on endless plays and leaps among malaprops, grammatical grotesqueries, syntactical gargoyles, and al of it with a very unusuyal presnce of a poetic mind that is at atimes akin to lewis carrol and at the same ime joycean and as wel simply "bad language" encountered as a "marvel of discovery"-
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Shelves: france, poetry
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