By Robert Kelly
"Robert Kelly's Scorpions used to be one of many most interesting of the cult novels of the '60s, 'cult' being a euphemism for 'undeservedly underread,' and it alerted us to a really exact expertise. considering then, we've got realized to observe out for his brief fictions, frequently 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 a number of the positive factors 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 pictures, a feeling of concern, ask yourself and utter bewilderment that human realization exists in any respect and a primal urge to go away in the back of a mark of his personal specific cognizance in sensuous language.... For all their experimentalism, the tales tend to be compelling, filled with unique adventures, erotic encounters and crazed and colourful significant characters. ...For the entire erudition Kelly brings to those tales (many references to imprecise myths and texts, arcane phrases, strange resources of knowledge), his so much outstanding skill is to re-create the exhilarating 'hereness' of actual sensation..."
— ny instances e-book Review
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