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23 review for Lament for the Sleepwalker

  1. 5 out of 5

    D.A.

    This book used to be easy to find. Now it's quite rare. The poems are swarthy, dangerous, beautiful and erotic. Thompson's language is as fresh and exhilarating as Hart Crane's, with daring figures and muscular sprung rhythms: Dead, their razzle-dazzle bodies, bare Foot in bedroom, pull apart As things of string. That baited lure The flesh, quick and fantastic, thanks God today; tomorrow, and your Tongue tied, dumb mouth of hell.... Thompson is on the front lines of war and lust, leaning precarious This book used to be easy to find. Now it's quite rare. The poems are swarthy, dangerous, beautiful and erotic. Thompson's language is as fresh and exhilarating as Hart Crane's, with daring figures and muscular sprung rhythms: Dead, their razzle-dazzle bodies, bare Foot in bedroom, pull apart As things of string. That baited lure The flesh, quick and fantastic, thanks God today; tomorrow, and your Tongue tied, dumb mouth of hell.... Thompson is on the front lines of war and lust, leaning precariously over the edge of existence with each sharp turn of phrase, each hidden desire momentarily unveiled. A rare book in so many ways.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Rickard

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    KDP

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    Gregory Wolfe

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    Ching-In

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    Michael Taeckens

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    Nancy

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    James

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    Darren Angle

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    Sebastian Baere

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    Richard

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    Deb

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    Austin Searfoss

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    Brandon

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    Jules Gutierrez

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    Anna

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    Kesso

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    Michael

  22. 5 out of 5

    宇綸 張

  23. 4 out of 5

    Anna

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