The Front Matter, Dead Souls by Leslie Scalapino
(Wesleyan Poetry Series)

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This extraordinary new book is essay-fiction-poetry, an experiment in form, "a serial novel for publication in the newspaper" that collapses the distinction between documentary and fiction.

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LESLIE SCALAPINO is the author of numerous books of poetry, essays, and plays, as well as the novel Dafoe (Sun and Moon,1994). Among her books of poetry are way (1988), that they were at the beach- aeolotropic series (1985), and Considering how exaggerated music is (1982), all published by North Point Press. Leslie Scalapino has taught most recently at Bard College and the Naropa Institute.
Published January 15, 1996 by O Books. 103 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Avant-garde poet Scalapino (Defoe) addresses the phenomenon of meaning in this prose-poem in seven chapters, described as ""a serial novel for publication in a newspaper."" Attempting to capture simultaneous experiences of observing, absorbing and signifying in the sequential nature of language a...

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