With My Dog Eyes (Paperback)
Melville House Publishing, 9781612193458, 96pp.
Publication Date: April 29, 2014
"With My Dog-Eyes "is an account of an unraveling--of sanity, of language . . . After experiencing a vision of what he calls "a clear-cut unhoped-for," college professor AmOs Keres struggles to reconcile himself with his life as a father, a husband, and a member of the university with its "meetings, asskissers, pointless rivalries, gratuitous resentments, jealous talk, megalomanias."
A stunning book by a master of the avant-garde.
About the Author
Adam Morris is a PhD candidate in Latin American literature at Stanford University. An excerpt from his translation of "With My Dog-Eyes" won the 2012 Susan Sontag Foundation Prize for Literary Translation.
Praise For With My Dog Eyes…
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“Like her friend and admirer Clarice Lispector, Hilda Hilst was a passionate explorer of the sacred and the profane, the pure and the obscene.”
“This brief, lyrical and scalding account of a mind unhinged recalls the passionate urgency of Artaud and de Sade’s waking dreams in which sex and death are forever conjoined and love’s ‘vivid time’ irretrievably lost.”
“May just be the literary miracle of 2012 . . . The Obscene Madame D stands at only 57 pages and yet manages to offer the reader a truly immersive experience unlike any of the classic tomes that brim with words.”
—Alex Estes, Full Stop
“In the sense that language is a cultural and political construct, Hilst breaks that construct and, in doing so, asks us to hear life’s eventual silence.”
—Sarah Gerard, Los Angeles Review of Books