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Pierre Reverdy

Reading Reverdy's work is to experience the uncompromised view of a dedicated outsider. Isolation is preferable to companionship, stasis easier than change, paranoia more dependable than trust. Reverdy finds stability in distance and waiting; but it doesn't mean that he does not desire release from solitude. The power of his poetry--lines that upend a concrete detail with a staggeringly unworldly image, descriptions of bleakness that are utterly rich--lies in that painful and constant contradiction.

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$12.95
ISBN: 9781590176795
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Published: New York Review of Books - October 1st, 2013

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