“…a Pynchon-esque bend…a sense that images of films are being translated into other tongues …languages we don’t speak or might not exist….”

“It’s a book of codes and lost histories, grainy film stock and the harder-to-catch frequencies, and there’s a Pynchon-esque bend to the work overall, a sense that the images of these films are being translated into other tongues, maybe even languages we don’t speak ourselves, languages that might not exist. There’s a gap between the hour and the meaning. These poems are like flashing, oblique messages from a dead or yet-to-be country. ” —James Pate, The Fassbinder Diaries (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2013)

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