Opinion: Eric Jarosinski's book 'Nein: A Manifesto' a brilliant summer read

By Damon Young
Updated April 24 2018 - 11:26am, first published January 8 2016 - 12:29am

In The House Was Quiet and the World Was Calm, Wallace Stevens wrote of a warm evening in which "The reader became the book; and summer night/ Was like the conscious being of the book". Quite the fantasy. Even if they fall short of the poet's meditative immediacy, this season's reveries and revelries often come from words. Not doorstop faux-interviews or foolish text messages or drunken mumblings, but books.

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