The End of Being Known

The End of Being Known

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Written in poet Michael Kleina€™s uniquely passionate, unapologetic but humble voice, The End of Being Known explores the lines that define, yet also blur, the boundaries of sex, friendship, and compatibility. This collection of autobiographical essays probes the manifestations of sexual desire in its mystical variety: experiencing incest, falling in love, being a twin, and inhabiting the world of anonymous sexa€”in practice, and, in an essay about the Body Electric movement, as something recuperative and renewing. Each essay unfurls in a hybrid of poetry, narrative, and fragmentary literary devices. Here is an uncompromising gaze upon the quandaries of those whose sexual, emotional, and relational worlds collide, yielding no answer to the riddle of desire, yet finding meaning by piecing together personal examples of universal themes such as learning, through trial and error, about love and life.force about it that has nothing to do with him, the other one. ... The streetlight will be like the end of the movie West Side Story, when everything comes down to Bernsteina#39;s operatically alone basso ostinato under whata#39;s left of the music and theanbsp;...

Title:The End of Being Known
Author:Michael Klein
Publisher:Univ of Wisconsin Press - 2009-10-22


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