Miscellaneous Language

Miscellaneous Language

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MISCELLANEOUS LANGUAGE, an examination of the unconscious details that comprise life and the ethereal nature of human connection, is also the first in what Constantine Sult considers his Structural Experiment novels: works in which details of the composition serve not only as accents, but as intricate, expressive elements of the novel's core statement. Through a clinically removed, first person voice and a narrative sequestered to only commenting on incidental motions and thoughts, this novel relates three episodes in the life of its protagonist: the evening of his decision to leave his wife and daughter; the afternoon of his attendance at the funeral wake of a stranger; and the morning of his return to his home and family.I moved to the piano, turning the bench out, a bit, sitting, looking at my reflection, warped, on the polished wood of the keyboard cover ... on the cloth that covered the piano top, I was unfamiliar with the titles, the composers of any of the sheet music that was, disorderly, left to the stand. ... I heard, distinctly, the word Goodbye, several times, other, less articulate remarks after it, the whispering, sharp sound ofanbsp;...

Title:Miscellaneous Language
Author:Constantine Sult
Publisher:Brown Paper Publishing - 2007-09-01


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