By Charles Bernstein
Darkish urban, Charles Bernstein's 20th publication, is an from time to time comedian, from time to time bleak, day trip into daily life within the overdue twentieth century. In darkish urban, Bernstein strikes via a startling variety of languages and varieties, from desktop lingo to the cant of television speak indicates, from high-poetic diction to direct mail, from intimate tackle to philosophical imperatives, from would-be proverbs to nursery rhymes and songs.
Bernstein's urban is flickering and evanescent, relocating from Madras to big apple to la, from "Virtual Reality" to "The View from Nowhere." but his college of diversive/divisive voices additionally represents, because the Village Voice has famous, "A tireless try and regain our realization and produce us from inertia into discourse again":
Love is like love, a baby
like a toddler, that means like
memory, gentle 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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