By Robert Kelly
"Robert Kelly's Scorpions was once one of many best of the cult novels of the '60s, 'cult' being a euphemism for 'undeservedly underread,' and it alerted us to a really detailed expertise. because then, we have now realized to observe out for his brief fictions, usually lighting fixtures up the literary global with their fabulous mixture of mind, romanticism, and bold mind's eye. This assortment, with such Kelly classics as 'Cities,' and 'The Guest,' is a welcome publishing event."
— Robert Coover
"Readers accustomed to [Kelly's poetry and essays] will locate the various gains of his paintings from the outset: a lyrical prose sort that combines eroticism and erudition, a spotlight at the act of conception and at the presentation of sensory stimuli and sexual impulses in hugely charged photographs, a feeling of concern, ask yourself and utter bewilderment that human recognition exists in any respect and a primal urge to depart in the back of a mark of his personal specific realization in sensuous language.... For all their experimentalism, the tales are typically compelling, choked with unique adventures, erotic encounters and crazed and colourful primary characters. ...For all of the erudition Kelly brings to those tales (many references to vague myths and texts, arcane phrases, strange resources of knowledge), his so much remarkable skill is to re-create the exhilarating 'hereness' of actual sensation..."
— big apple occasions e-book Review
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