What Became Words

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557133021
  • Publisher: Sun & Moon Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/1997
  • Language: Multiple Languages
  • Pages: 120
  • Product dimensions: 5.02 (w) x 7.42 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 13
From the singular meeting 27
Maturity 29
Words, like elements, have hidden valences 31
As If Nothing Happened 33
The City Is Called Helsinki 35
Grandmother Was Hairy and Ironic 41
It begins with a meeting 43
"Freedom cannot mean..." 45
Elementary Statuology 49
In Helsinki the houses are not especially handsome 51
To the Memory of Kraepelin 53
When a person goes to pieces 55
from Conditions 57
Whatever can a snail do against a tank 61
Loneliness 63
Roommates 65
A man once thought, in desperation 67
Don't idealize the keeping silent 69
The old Icelander on the TV screen 71
(to a new person) 73
In this country we manufacture cages 75
We know so little about the birds 79
What became words in me 81
Mutters to himself as lonely people do 83
(the new theology) 87
Nowadays there's a lot of talk about identity 91
Some people are always smiling 93
(summary) 95
When I was born, Helsinki was a medium-sized town 99
Despair is far too large a word 103
(in memoriam) 105
Andersson is making a damned racket 107
Solitude is the natural condition 111
A Little Boy 113
Helsinki lies suspended 119
Talk in the night on the porch 121
Just now I find myself 123
Summer is best in the summer 125
("we've got to do something now that we're finally here") 127
(nature on the highway) 129
A frozen person 131
Being fat is a way of saying 133
All night we spoke about death 137
Who was he that lived my life and now 139
There is a road no one has taken 141
What we miss we never lose 143
Papa died, was blessed 145
When someone we love dies 147
Who believes that shadows lack color 149
When you're dead you'll get to do 151
Like the shore we practice speaking 155
I am one with the street 157
(To Lars Hulden) 161
Shadows. The shadows of shadows 165
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