Publishers Weekly reviews Johannes Goransson’s The Sugar Book

 

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Doubling down on his trademark misanthropic imagery amid a pageantry of the unpleasant, Göransson strolls through a violent Los Angeles in this hybrid of prose and verse…. The motifs are plentiful and varied, including constant reworkings of image-driven ideas, among them prostitution, pubic hair, Orpheus, law, pigs, disease, and Francesca Woodman. There are also occasional mysteries and plots buried in the progression, such as the death of a starlet and the speaker’s hunger for cocaine and copulation…. Fans of Göransson’s distorted poetics will find this a productive addition to his body of work.

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