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The Book of Things

Berk, Ilhan

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ISBN 10: 184471523X / ISBN 13: 9781844715237
Published by Salt Publishing, 2009
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Title: The Book of Things

Publisher: Salt Publishing

Publication Date: 2009

Book Condition:Very Good

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Unparalleled in the English language, Book of Things, Berk's uniquely compelling lyric trilogy, is an uncommon meditation on the inner life of common things. Mud, bras, slugs and doors - Berk sings them all in this twisting, labyrinthine song of the strange and sensual, by turns playful and surprising, learned and hilarious; beautiful and unsettling in its quirkiness. Berk's tireless journey into the unknown, Book of Things is a testament to the poet's undying appetite for engagement and renewal, his perennial call to awakening.

About the Author:

Ilhan Berk, one of Turkey's most influential and innovative poets, was born in the Aegean city of Manisa. He was the award-winning author of more than two dozen books of poetry, as well as volumes of critical and biographical prose. He was also an acclaimed visual artist. Berk lived for much of his life in the town of Bodrum where he died in August 2008. George Messo is a poet, translator, and editor. His books include From the Pine Observatory (2000), Aradaki Ses (The In-Between Voice, 2005), Entrances (2006), and Avrupa'nin Kucuk Tanrilari (The Little Gods of Europe, forthcoming 2007). He is the editor of Near East Review.

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