The Horse of Pride: Life in a Breton Village. By Pierre-Jakez Helias. Translanted and abridged by June Guicharnaud. Yale. $15.00.
At the end of the last century, the French social philosopher Gabriel Tarde remarked on the disappearance of what mos [...]
my father took me to the circus.
The living statues mother said
are plain indecent.
I knew full well
and tingled weeks ahead
The whole smouldering city funneled
into the crater of Madison Square Garden
big as all outdoors and t [...]
In the next culture
I'll settle for having my shop
in the street of racehorse namers.
Sawdust on the floor and open racks
where I stack the merchandise to cool—
Negative Entropy, No Point
of Return, High Tail,
Controlled Conniption, London Derrièr [...]