By Simon Jarvis
Evening place of work is the preliminary e-book from between a small set of lengthy poems for which the collective name is The Calendar. each one poem pertains to the others because the issues, now not in a line, yet of a celebrity: none want be regarded as first or final. every one explores these manners within which the invisible lifetime of the soul throws off from itself tunes, colors, occasions, histories and international locations; each one, from verse constraints upon syllable and intonation, works in the direction of the concrete freedoms of poetic pondering. evening place of work listens out, via its lengthy white evening, for the silencing of human sounds - as those final doze off into their indicators.
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32 lssy addresses him: offers a handkerchief as a memento, encourages him to write, and promises to think of him as she says her prayers, having changed for bed ... 22-473 the manner of Jaun's departure; they wish him well. 3 (pp. 474-54) 'Yawn': an enquiry, run as a seance by 'senators four', into the various events so far narrated (especially the Humphriad of Book I, Chapters 2-4). Shaun (now 'Yawn') is the star witness, ventriloquizing or channelling the characters who appear one by one, with HCE as a philanthropic urban planner dominating the last 20 pages.
126-68) 'The quiz'. 13-14 ~2: Shem. 7 (pp. 169-95) 'Shem the Penman'. 16()-193·30 A character assassination of the writer Shem by Shaun, his brother; 193·31-195 Shem's apology, his self-defence, and his invocation of ALP, just around the corner. 8 (pp. 196-216) 'Anna Livia'. 2o-close chat about washing, night comes on, the gossip becomes inaudible, they go their ways. 1 (pp. 219-59) 'Nightgames'. Child's play. Glugg (Shem) must guess the colour of his sister's underwear. 35 moonrise is XXXVlll Chapter by Chapter Outline imminent, night falls over the zoo, the pub will open.
219-59) 'Nightgames'. Child's play. Glugg (Shem) must guess the colour of his sister's underwear. 35 moonrise is XXXVlll Chapter by Chapter Outline imminent, night falls over the zoo, the pub will open. A 'Phoenix Park nocturne'. 28-259 the play is over; the thunder claps; a prayer for calm and sleep. 2 (pp. 26o--3o8) 'Nightlessons'. The layout presents a central column where an account of some children's studies unfolds; the margin notes by Shem (at first on the left) and Shaun (at first on the right) swap after p.
Night Office by Simon Jarvis