For the Fighting Spirit of the Walnut (Paperback)

By Takashi Hiraide, Sawako Nakayasu (Translator)

New Directions Publishing Corporation, 9780811217484, 1pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2008

List Price: 17.95*
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The radiant subway. The wall that clears up, endless. A thundering prayer of steel that fastens together the days, a brush of cloud hanging upon it, O beginning, it is there--your nest. Thus the keynotes of Hiraide's utterly original book-length poem unfold--a mix of narrative, autobiography, minute scientific observations, poetics, rhetorical experiments, hyper-realistic images, and playful linguistic subversions--all scored with the precision of a mathematical-musical structure.