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A Mountain City of Toad Splendor by Megan McShea
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it was amazing

John Ashbery says surprise is one of the key ingredients of great literature. He was specifically talking about Jane Bowles, but he might as well have meant Megan McShea. From sentence-to-sentence and often from phrase-to-phrase, McShea leaves you astonished. You're never quite sure what's around the next comma, but her short prose poems cohere with their own internal logic. Her work tries to short circuit normal meaning while crucially also striving to connect. These pieces are unfailingly warm, generous, and shot through with a questing spirit of unpredictable adventure.
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Reading Progress

January 25, 2013 – Started Reading
January 25, 2013 – Shelved
March 16, 2013 – Finished Reading

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