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Read online Shattering and Bricolage.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Shattering and Bricolage The title of David Bowles first book of original poetry references the artistic technique of creating by combining in a mosaic the shards of previous broken works The volume explores the idea of psychological growth as a sort of bursting apart and reintegration of the ego examining the illusions and deceptions that humans can free themselves from if they are willing to undo their personas in order to expand their selves Ranging from experimental to traditional from lyrical to narrative these pieces sound the darkest depths of the human psyche and gaze upward at the dizzying heights we might one day reach by David Bowles

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Shattering and Bricolage
Title:Shattering and Bricolage
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Number of Pages:142
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The Seed: Stories from the River's Edge, The Blue-Spangled Blue, A Kingdom Beneath the Waves, The Smoking Mirror, Flower, Song, Dance: Aztec and Mayan Poetry, Lords Of The Earth, Ghosts of the Rio Grande Valley, Mexican Bestiary, Chupacabra Vengeance, Border Lore: Folktales and Legends of South Texas
Award winning translator and author David Bowles brings together twenty five darkly memorable stories of the southern borderlands of Texas retold in his unique voice Ranging from the age old folktales heard at his grandmother s knee to urban legends collected down the years each of these vital narratives is brought to stunning visual life by artist Jos Mel ndez An appendix classifies the pieces and enumerates motifs for scholarly research and an introduction by noted folklorist Mark Glazer provides a larger context for the work, The Garza family s Christmas vacation in Mexico is cut short by the appearance of Pingo one of the elfish tzapame The news is grim a rogue prince from an ancient undersea kingdom is seeking the Shadow Stone a device he will use to flood the world and wipe out humanity Now Carol and Johnny must join a group of merfolk and travel into the deepest chasms of the Pacific Ocean to stop the prince and his monstrous army with their savage magic, Cholos and alien hordes Undead luchadores Children trapped in animal form Legless Vampires Aztec merchant spies A deadly ancient codex br br From a pre Colombian wilderness to ice choked future from haunted borderlands to post apocalyptic ruins and all the lush but vicious worlds between these fifteen tales reveal the hidden courage despair and depravity of people forced to face the darkness br br Some overcome A few surrender The rest are consumed by vengeance, In pre Colombian Mexico song and dance were vital components of daily life However all that is left of this vast tradition of lyrical verse are fewer than poems most contained in three codices written just after the Spanish conquest In this new translation David Bowles employs the tools of English verse to craft accessible powerful versions of selected songs from the Aztec and Mayan civilizations striking a balance between the features of the original performance and the expectations of modern readers of poetry With full color illustrations a thorough glossary and insightful introduction Flower Song Dance brings a neglected literary tradition to life for the st century