Flicker Rob Budde

ISBN: 9781897109052

Published: October 30th 2005

Paperback

96 pages


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Flicker  by  Rob Budde

Flicker by Rob Budde
October 30th 2005 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 96 pages | ISBN: 9781897109052 | 9.32 Mb

Call it what you will--the short-short story, the prose poem, micro-fiction--this unusual form has recently come to the public consciousness via the Governor Generals Awards. Now accomplished poet, anthologist and novelist Rob Budde, who calls them flickers, uses the form to convey glimpses of narrative and character, or story, through the intense personal imagery of poetry. Flicker is made up of short prose pieces, many with the emotional intensity of lyric poems. While a narrative arc penetrates the pieces and binds many of them together, the tightly constructed language and profoundly personal imagery tell another story, the emotional heartbeat that lives beneath language.

A young mans summer in the bush becomes a dark, frightening and mysterious meditation on the meaning of wood. The old man for whom he works is seen through the narrators eyes becoming a gnarled relic of the forest, the tree as human.

These stories of youth and experience lure the reader in through plot and characterization using the subjective immediacy of poetry, creating what might one day be called the flicker effect.



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