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The Village on Horseback: Prose and Verse, 2003-2008

The Village on Horseback: Prose and Verse, 2003-2008

"Jesse Ball's early poems and fables read like a new moral mythology, the primordial text of a new cult. I take this book with me whenever I travel. Jesse Ball has new eyes and filters for kindness, solitude, transcending routine, living quietly, living ecstatically. He could be anything—a philosopher, a trampolinist, a drifter who hides in bushes and wears the costumes of animals—and he chooses to publish books. I live a better life for it."

Spencer R.

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Author Jesse Ball
Publisher Milkweed Editions
Publication Date 2011-07-12
Section Fiction / All Staff Suggestions / Fiction Suggestions / Spencer R.
Type New
Format Paperback
ISBN 9781571314420

The Village on Horseback features mesmerizing new work from the author of Samedi the Deafness and The Way Through Doors, one of the New Yorker’s Best Books of 2009. This collection of new pieces by experimental writer Jesse Ball is a philosophical recasting of myth and legend. Unearthing parables from the compost heap of oral tradition, folklore, literature, and popular culture, The Village on Horseback can be read as a sort of fabulist’s compendium by an author who has been called charming, lyrical, fanciful, and "disturbingly original."

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