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Concrete City: Selected Poems
Guernica Editions, Spring 1983
110 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9780919349230
ISBN10: 0919349234
English, French
Translated from the French
$15.00 Canada, $15.00 US

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The retroglances and the stargazing -- Marlene Marilyn Judy Ava Rita Peggy -- the tension that produced their art -- desire modern style, style with class, desire to love within the captivating mala fide artifice of our modernity -- is what Claude Beausoleil is most sensitive to. A tangoed torsion resulting in an urban romanticism, neither limp-wristed melancholy nor le mal du siècle but "a new romanticism/ surrounded by the city/ almost shaping itself to it/ away of life then." -- Ray Chamberlain
Like an idiot darkness slinking, spluttering/ America/ Washed out energy bouncy garbled gabble/ Speed of raucous hatred/ Speed whistling on crouching bodies

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