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Species Counterpoint: Reverberations of Jenny Sampirisi’s Croak

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Reviewed in this Sight-Reading: Croak, by Jenny Sampirisi. Coach House Press, 2011. Why did I introduce into the text all those extraordinary frogs and legs and things, all that fermenting matter, isolating them on the page only by the style, the cold and disciplined tone, and demonstrating to the reader how completely I dominated the ferment? –Witold Gombrowicz When opening up Jenny Sampirisi’s...