The Real Subject: Queries and Conjectures of Jacob Delafon... with Sample Poems

The Real Subject: Queries and Conjectures of Jacob Delafon... with Sample Poems

by Keith Waldrop
     
 

The Real Subject is not exactly a novel and not really a poem, though it contains some verses and is not without characters. Jacob Delafon, whose musings are here presented, is a man late in life who has gotten around-at least in his own mind-read a great deal, unsystematically, thought (with even less system) about what he has seen, heard, what he comes up against.…  See more details below

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The Real Subject is not exactly a novel and not really a poem, though it contains some verses and is not without characters. Jacob Delafon, whose musings are here presented, is a man late in life who has gotten around-at least in his own mind-read a great deal, unsystematically, thought (with even less system) about what he has seen, heard, what he comes up against. He is, in fact, a unique geezer, whose trains of thought seem often on tracks without station or schedule. To move one to another of Jacob Delfon's turns of mind and twisted meditations requires, not fast, but careful footwork. There is no set path. The interest is in the steps.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781890650155
Publisher:
Omnidawn Publishing
Publication date:
06/01/2004
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

KEITH WALDROP’s poetry titles include Hegel's Family, The Opposite of Letting the Mind Wander: Selected Poems and a Few Songs, Shipwreck in Haven, The Balustrade, Light While There is Light, The Locality Principle, Analogies of Escape and Haunt. He is author of numerous collections of poetry and is the translator of The Selected Poems of Edmond Jabes, as well as works by Claude Royet-Journoud, Anne-Marie Albiach and Jean Grosjean. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and DAAD (Berlin). Since 1968 he has been co-editor and publisher of Burning Deck Press with his wife, poet and translator Rosmarie Waldrop.

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