George Drury Smith
The slant hug o' time
Cover design: William K. Morosi
Howl meets Ulysses in a mind-exploding romp of a memoir from beyond baroque founder George Drury Smith. In this story within a story, the truth eventually comes out…all twisty.
“Playfully earnest and pleasantly baffling, The slant hug o’ time is a work like no other. Enabled by rhymes, puns, anagrams, science, pseudo-science, reason and unreason, it joyfully elides the past, present, and future… In other words: it’s a slippery world out there, and welcome to it.”
“In its manner of telling, The slant hug o’ time mimes ENTROPY. Time ‘just spirals back on itself, like a rhyme.’ Smith plays with time (as he plays with language) and time plays with his characters. Everything goes to pieces before the Gates of Pearl or Peril….” —Tom Smith, author of Jack’s Beans: A Five-Year Diary, Birch Brook Press
GEORGE DRURY SMITH: In 1968, he began publishing the avant-garde literary magazine beyond baroque, and soon afterwards opened what is now known as Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center in Venice, California. This was incorporated as Beyond Baroque Foundation in 1972. He headed Beyond Baroque for more than ten years. It moved into the historic Old Venice City Hall in 1979, where it still thrives. For more than three decades George worked as associate publisher for The Argonaut, a weekly newspaper serving Los Angeles suburban coastal areas.
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