By Charles Bernstein
Darkish urban, Charles Bernstein's 20th e-book, is an every now and then comedian, every now and then bleak, expedition into lifestyle within the overdue twentieth century. In darkish urban, Bernstein strikes via a startling variety of languages and types, from laptop lingo to the cant of television speak exhibits, from high-poetic diction to unsolicited mail, from intimate deal with to philosophical imperatives, from would-be proverbs to nursery rhymes and songs.
Bernstein's urban is flickering and evanescent, relocating from Madras to manhattan to l. a., from "Virtual Reality" to "The View from Nowhere." but his university of diversive/divisive voices additionally represents, because the Village Voice has famous, "A tireless try to regain our realization and produce us from inertia into discourse again":
Love is like love, a baby
like a toddler, that means like
memory, mild like light.
A journey's a detour
and a pocket a charm
in which deceits are borne.
A cloud is a cloud and
a tale like a story,
song is a song,
fury like fury.
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