Reader

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Reader by Robert Glück

"Robert Glück [... takes] the reader of this Reader on a voyage so funny, so brilliantly parodic and linguistically complex that we almost forget to notice how hearthbreaking it is. Being gay in present-day San Francisco is the occasion of these poems and prose pieces, but they are no more "about" homosexual love or "about" the fear of dying than they are "about" such literary precursors as Burroughs or Bataille, Lawrence or Violet-le-Duc. If Reader was conceived under the sign of Frank O'Hara, it is an O'Hara so to speak rewritten by Roland Barthes. Textuality is all." - Marjorie Perloff.

Published by The Lapis Press, Venice, California, 1989, 65 pages, 9 in. x 6 in., softcover

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