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By Robert Kelly

ISBN-10: 0914232681

ISBN-13: 9780914232681

ISBN-10: 0914232703

ISBN-13: 9780914232704

A vampire inhabits the physique of a lady, and makes use of her as a device to grasp the area. An oil mogul searches for historical towns nonetheless flourishing past the current financial constitution. a physician speculates approximately killing his spouse and working away together with his mistriss. A Civil conflict sharpshooter, wounded at Gettysburg, travels to the Sind as a gold prospector. . . .Each of those fictions, and 7 others is a secret of language branching from its imaginary root. via assorted settings and occasions, Kelly explores the size of a crucial topic -- how humans act with out figuring out what's taking place to them, how they go through the enigma of hope and purpose whereas anticipating the area to decipher itself. Written with the readability and palpably sensuous, conscientiously crafted sort that has gained awards for his poetry, this most desirable assortment, along with the well-known novella "Cities," bought super compliment upon ebook in 1985, and the coveted American Academy-Institute Award.
"Robert Kelly's Scorpions was once one of many most interesting of the cult novels of the '60s, 'cult' being a euphemism for 'undeservedly underread,' and it alerted us to a truly specified expertise. seeing that then, we have discovered to observe out for his brief fictions, usually lighting fixtures up the literary global with their brilliant mixture of mind, romanticism, and bold mind's eye. This assortment, with such Kelly classics as 'Cities,' and 'The Guest,' is a welcome publishing event."
— Robert Coover
"Readers conversant in [Kelly's poetry and essays] will locate the various gains of his paintings from the outset: a lyrical prose type that combines eroticism and erudition, a spotlight at the act of belief and at the presentation of sensory stimuli and sexual impulses in hugely charged photos, a feeling of concern, ask yourself and utter bewilderment that human awareness exists in any respect and a primal urge to go away at the back of a mark of his personal specific attention in sensuous language.... For all their experimentalism, the tales are typically compelling, jam-packed with unique adventures, erotic encounters and crazed and colourful critical characters. ...For all of the erudition Kelly brings to those tales (many references to vague myths and texts, arcane phrases, strange resources of knowledge), his such a lot awesome skill is to re-create the exhilarating 'hereness' of actual sensation..."
— long island instances e-book Review

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