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Night Sky with Exit Wounds Kindle Edition
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Vuong writes with a piercing, dreamlike clarity. -- Tristram Fane Saunders, Daily Telegraph, Books of the Year
Reading Vuong is like watching a fish move: he manages the varied currents of English with muscled intuition … His lines are both long and short, his pose narrative and lyric, his diction formal and insouciant. From the outside, Vuong has fashioned a poetry of inclusion., New Yorker
Ocean Vuong is one of my auto-buy authors. I keep recommending his Night Sky With Exit Wounds to everyone; I can’t shout loud enough about it… I have quite a complicated relationship with what’s considered "classical poetry" but then someone like Ocean Vuong comes along, and he’s doing something so exciting that you can’t help but get caught up in it. -- Sara Collins, Refinery29
The poetry is a conduit for a life in which violence and delicacy collide… I like the fragility, resilience and the sense that the stories that need telling are hardest to tell – a difficulty Ocean Vuong is courageously minded to overcome. -- Kate Kellaway, Observer
There is a powerful emotional undertow to these poems that springs from Mr Vuong’s sincerity and candour, and from his ability to capture specific moments in rime with photographic clarity and a sense of the evanescence of all earthly things. -- Michiko Kakutani, New York Times
Ocean Vuong is the Walt Whitman of Vietnamese American literature. Lyrical, expansive, sexual, provocative, he sings of the Vietnamese body and of Vietnamese history. -- Viet Thanh Nguyen, Literary Hub
The operatic voice of the book is vulnerable and unpredictable. Some of its strongest poems are also the strangest… It is an impressive, uneven, moving book about painful and important subjects – and is the work of a young poet who might, excitingly, say anything next. -- Jeremy Noel-Tod, The Sunday Times
Many of the poems in this, Vuong’s debut collection, achieve lift-off amid comparable scenes of drama and desperation… This is a book full of promise. -- David Wheatley, Literary Review
Vuong writes in what may be one of the most unfashionable modes of recent decades, in the richly meditative style of Rainer Maria Rilke. And, almost unbelievably, he does so successfully… Vuong’s roomy, cool, risky poems are more than promising, and this is an exciting and compelling book. -- John McAuliffe, Irish Times --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
Winner of the 2017 Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection
A Guardian / Daily Telegraph Book of the Year
PBS Summer Recommendation
‘Reading Vuong is like watching a fish move: he manages the varied currents of English with muscled intuition.’ New Yorker --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
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- Print length : 96 pages
- Publisher : Vintage Digital (4 April 2017)
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- Language: : English
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- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- ASIN : B01LFHO0NE
- Best Sellers Rank: #100,492 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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"Shouldn't heaven be super heavy by now?"
How perfect this line suits!
This book, 'NIGHT SKY WITH EXIT WOUNDS' by Ocean Vuong is sheer brilliance! Another level!
So I have been dipping in and out of it for a while. Finally, finished reading it. Some of the lines still resonate in me.
"How sweet. That rain. How something that lives only to fall can be nothing but sweet."
And yeah almost all of it is just a wow, poetic excellence personified in every bit I'd say. And I honestly wonder if someone can write this deep, with every line, a figure of speech, with spellbound fantasy.
This book has got too much language, vocabulary and imagination to deal with. yet, a heart open in your hand. something beyond beautiful. Absolutely amazing choice of words n Vuong's poetry is mesmerizing n unbelievable! This is one to reread over & over again.
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Four stars, though, because most of it sounds rather good. So it's probably something important, for people who understand.
I am content with the book but cannot excuse the delivery way.
You want to read modern poetry at it's finest - here you go! :D