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by John Keene

    Publication Date: Oct 01, 1995
    List Price: $12.95
    Format: Paperback, 85 pages
    Classification: Fiction
    ISBN13: 9780811213042
    Imprint: New Directions Publishing
    Publisher: New Directions Publishing
    Parent Company: New Directions Publishing

    Paperback Description:

    Praised by Ishmael Reed

    An experimental first novel of poem-like compression, Annotations has a great deal to say about growing up Black in St. Louis. Reminiscent of Jean Toomer’s Cane, the book is in part a meditation on African-American autobiography.Keene explores questions of identity from many angles — from race to social class to sexuality (gay and straight). Employing all manner of textual play and rhythmic and rhetorical maneuvers, he (re)creates his life story as a jazz fugue-in-words.

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