Recurring dream in which there is a sentient human who is so physically disabled as to be completely unrecognisable as human, just a loosely-aggregated assembly of organs connected by tubes. I become very frightened of meeting this person: then I meet him or her, and s/he either appears completely normal to me, or I get used to his or her appearance so quickly that it isn’t a problem.
New from Blart Books in London:
English in Mallarmé
by Peter Manson
With an introduction by Ellen Dillon.
Manson reveals English words hiding within the original French text of Mallarmé’s poems.
“These pages are strewn with shreds of words: unevenly dispersed, semantically uncomfortable in each other’s company, they stumble together to make momentary meaning before drifting apart on the white space of the page.”
(The rest of Ellen Dillon’s preface can be read by clicking here and then following the “Preview” link below the book cover.)
Click here for a sample poem.
84pp, £7.00 in UK (see website for overseas rates). ISBN 978-1-326-06629-1. November 2014.
Available post-free from The Book Depository.
Thanks to Stephen Emmerson and Lucy Harvest Clarke.
Ian Crichton Smith, Julian Cope and the Leeds Brotherton Library all enter a competition whose winner gets to be a roadie for Beck.