Making Love to the Minor Poets of Chicago: A Novel by James Conrad

By James Conrad

The Yucca Mountain undertaking deep within the Nevada wasteland is the 1st deliberate long term nuclear garage facility. The undertaking is designed to comprise nuclear waste for ten-thousand years, the volume of time it is going to take for the waste to now not be radioactive. it's an bold undertaking, specifically in mild of the truth that during this century by myself we lacked the foresight to expect Y2K. Given this daunting accountability, the undertaking employs an artist, a botanist and an architect to give a contribution visible warnings to the location, in a way decipherable to destiny generations.

Conrad imagines an influential poetry professor who insists that the undertaking additionally contain a poem, an exceptional poem, an epic poem. it really is this poem that brings us to the guts of a longer circle of youth poets who're regularly upstaging, back-stabbing and falling out and in of affection with each other. Set opposed to the colourful backdrop of Chicago, it is a tale of technological know-how and poetry, manipulation and intrigue, and the lengths to which individuals will opt for their passions.

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Je le connais très bien. Mais vous n’êtes pas de Barbazac ? - J’habite chez mon oncle. - Je ne vous ai jamais rencontrée... LA FEMME DE JEAN BARNERY 31 - C’est mon premier bal ! votre premier bal ! J’aurais dû m’en douter. I1 y a en vous quelque chose de si neuf. une telle joie I - J’ai ... surtout peur de ma gaucherie 11 parut réfléchir et son visage morne aux traits si durs s’éclaira d’une expression tendre, fougueuse, enfantine : - Cette gaucherie... l’indécision de tout ce qui commence...

Là-bas dans le salon bleu ... - Non, je ne veux pas. - Soyez gentille:... Vous n’allez pas me refuser Elle s’enfuit à travers le hall, perdant sa direction comme dans une brume, croyant que son tumulte intérieur se manifestait à tous par un désordre de sa robe, de ses cheveux, de ses gestes. Dans le vestiaire des dames où un grand miroir ovale était illuminé, elle trouva un refuge. Les femmes de chambre sommeillaient dans une pièce voisine. Pauline Ôta ses gants et s’assit devant la coiffeuse, sans se regarder; les coudes appuyés, elle: cacha ses yeux dans ses mains froides, sans penser, sans rien sentir que la gêne de sa respiration bridée.

Elle était montée à la tribune du temple, où des jeunes filles entouraient le pasteur assis devant l’harmonium. Une lampe éclairait son visage immobile; la lumière à hauteur des yeux accusait la dureté de son regard. s forêts. 8 Alors Mlle Bertin lança une éclatante fausse note et le regard moqueur de Pauline rencontra les yeux souriants de Jean Barnery. Lorsque Pauline se rappelait ce coup d‘ceil malicieux ... ... ... ... LA FEMME DE JEAN BARNERY 39 de Jean jeté vers elle, et qui fut le commencement de leur amitié, elle voyait distinctement son visage.

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