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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 girl, and makes use of her as a device to grasp the area. An oil tycoon searches for historic towns nonetheless flourishing past the current financial constitution. a physician speculates approximately killing his spouse and working away together with his mistriss. A Civil battle 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 varied settings and occasions, Kelly explores the size of a imperative subject -- how humans act with no understanding what's occurring to them, how they go through the enigma of wish and purpose whereas looking forward to the realm to decipher itself. Written with the readability and palpably sensuous, conscientiously crafted type that has gained awards for his poetry, this ultimate assortment, including the well-known novella "Cities," acquired super compliment upon book in 1985, and the coveted American Academy-Institute Award.
"Robert Kelly's Scorpions was once one of many best of the cult novels of the '60s, 'cult' being a euphemism for 'undeservedly underread,' and it alerted us to a really distinct expertise. seeing that then, we have now discovered to monitor out for his brief fictions, usually lighting fixtures up the literary international with their fabulous 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 a few of the beneficial properties of his paintings from the outset: a lyrical prose variety that combines eroticism and erudition, a spotlight at the act of notion and at the presentation of sensory stimuli and sexual impulses in hugely charged photos, a feeling of outrage, ask yourself and utter bewilderment that human awareness exists in any respect and a primal urge to depart at the back of a mark of his personal specific attention in sensuous language.... For all their experimentalism, the tales are typically compelling, choked with unique adventures, erotic encounters and crazed and colourful important characters. ...For all of the erudition Kelly brings to those tales (many references to imprecise myths and texts, arcane phrases, strange assets of knowledge), his such a lot extraordinary skill is to re-create the exhilarating 'hereness' of actual sensation..."
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