Moth; Or How I Came to Be with You Again (Paperback)
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Moth; Or How I Came to Be with You Again (Paperback)

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Paperback 165 Pages / Published: 18/07/2013
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Author's first book highly praised in Publishers Weekly, Constant Critic, Bookslut Colorado Review: "I think you will sit in a chair and read this book straight through...the poems will pull you they are so very crushing and smart." Will appeal to both poetry and fiction readers Cutting edge material that fits in well with cross-genre stars like Ben Marcus, Ben Lerner, and Claudia Rankine Author intends columns to resemble "celluloid film strips" or "rivers running down the page." An early photo of the author and his mother appears on the cover, setting the scene beautifully. Author's well regarded academic book opens up additional audiences for this one.

Publisher: Sarabande Books, Incorporated
ISBN: 9781936747573
Number of pages: 165
Weight: 181 g
Dimensions: 196 x 135 x 13 mm


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"Neither memoir, poem, nor novel, Moth is somehow all three-an effusive ramble through the space of language and the language of memory. Written during a period of intensely disorienting insomnia, Heise's "autobiography of fever" recalls the orphanage of the author's childhood, an affair he had with a psychiatrist, and a peripatetic adulthood.... Heise seems capable of doing anything with words, and this book is a diagram of life's "internal chambers" that ventures into bleary territory hitherto thought unspeakable." --Publishers Weekly "With Moth; or how I came to be with you again, Thomas Heise has written a deeply moving account of loss, migration, and memory that blurs the line between poetry and prose.... Subtle turns of wit temper the book's melancholy with understated, ambivalent humor. This combination is one of Moth's many treasures." --Montreal Review of Books "It's impossible to convey in a few lines the enormous pleasures of this book-the beauty of the design, the incandescent prose, its rigor and intelligence. A deeply melancholic and moving work of art." --Carole Maso "Thomas Heise's Moth; or how I came to be with you again is a machine of occluded and crystalline memory, performing permutations of the highest order-loss, losing, lust, lost. The book's calculating engine searches and searches through its fine-toothed gears for the infinite solution to be derived when one divides one by zero. The silence between the words, between the pages is terrific." --Michael Martone
"Neither memoir, poem, nor novel, Moth is somehow all three an effusive ramble through the space of language and the language of memory. Written during a period of intensely disorienting insomnia, Heise's "autobiography of fever" recalls the orphanage of the author's childhood, an affair he had with a psychiatrist, and a peripatetic adulthood.... Heise seems capable of doing anything with words, and this book is a diagram of life's "internal chambers" that ventures into bleary territory hitherto thought unspeakable." --Publishers Weekly "With Moth; or how I came to be with you again, Thomas Heise has written a deeply moving account of loss, migration, and memory that blurs the line between poetry and prose.... Subtle turns of wit temper the book's melancholy with understated, ambivalent humor. This combination is one of Moth's many treasures." --Montreal Review of Books "It's impossible to convey in a few lines the enormous pleasures of this book the beauty of the design, the incandescent prose, its rigor and intelligence. A deeply melancholic and moving work of art." -Carole Maso "Thomas Heise's Moth; or how I came to be with you again is a machine of occluded and crystalline memory, performing permutations of the highest order loss, losing, lust, lost. The book's calculating engine searches and searches through its fine-toothed gears for the infinite solution to be derived when one divides one by zero. The silence between the words, between the pages is terrific." --Michael Martone

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