By Charles Bernstein
Darkish urban, Charles Bernstein's 20th ebook, is an every now and then comedian, every now and then bleak, expedition into way of life within the past due twentieth century. In darkish urban, Bernstein strikes via a startling variety of languages and kinds, from desktop lingo to the cant of television speak exhibits, from high-poetic diction to direct mail, from intimate handle to philosophical imperatives, from would-be proverbs to nursery rhymes and songs.
Bernstein's urban is flickering and evanescent, relocating from Madras to manhattan to l. a., from "Virtual Reality" to "The View from Nowhere." but his college of diversive/divisive voices additionally represents, because the Village Voice has famous, "A tireless try and regain our awareness and convey us from inertia into discourse again":
Love is like love, a baby
like a toddler, which means like
memory, gentle like light.
A journey's a detour
and a pocket a charm
in which deceits are borne.
A cloud is a cloud and
a tale like a story,
song is a song,
fury like fury.
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