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Remains (Hardcover) (Jesus Castillo)

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Jesús Castillo has created a sprawling contemporary epic that channels the mighty voices of the past (Virgil, Ezra Pound) into a plainspoken song of our times. In a deft, generous style, Castillo takes hold of the stuff of our everyday lives and converts it into modern manna. The book is lovingly relentless, quietly piercing. It is a terrifyingly recognizable call: it is filled with all of our voices, our panic, our modern love, our screens, our roommate’s cough, our melting icebergs, our planes and malls and frailties. Castillo writes,This is a test. A set of margins created for company. For waiting in train stationsor asking a stranger the time. You’re allowedto freak out this much only. There’s a green carparked outside, by the curb, near the bike racks.An old man is asking people to putchange in his plastic cup, and I remembermy name contains both my father’s andgrandfather’s stories. The table I’m sitting atis made of steel and marble. It’s cold and it’sspring. In the song on the radio, a noise
Jesús Castillo has created a sprawling contemporary epic that channels the mighty voices of the past (Virgil, Ezra Pound) into a plainspoken song of our times. In a deft, generous style, Castillo takes hold of the stuff of our everyday lives and converts it into modern manna. The book is lovingly relentless, quietly piercing. It is a terrifyingly recognizable call: it is filled with all of our voices, our panic, our modern love, our screens, our roommate?s cough, our melting icebergs, our planes and malls and frailties. Castillo writes,

This is a test. A set of margins created
for company. For waiting in train stations
or asking a stranger the time. You?re allowed
to freak out this much only. There?s a green car
parked outside, by the curb, near the bike racks.
An old man is asking people to put
change in his plastic cup, and I remember
my name contains both my father?s and
grandfather?s stories. The table I?m sitting at
is made of steel and marble. It?s cold and it?s
spring. In the song on the radio, a noise?
Number of Pages: 109
Genre: Poetry
Sub-Genre: American / General
Series Title: Mcsweeney's Poetry Series
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Pgw
Author: Jesus Castillo
Language: English
Street Date: January 19, 2016
TCIN: 16472284
UPC: 9781940450421
Item Number (DPCI): 247-34-4658
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