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H, the exciting new book by Lambda award-winning poet Jim Elledge, is an impression-ist biography in prose poems of outsider artist Henry Darger. Like Darger, H is entangled in a disturbing triangle: haunted by the spirit of murdered six-year-old Elsie Paroubek; plagued by memories of the childhood sexual abuse he suffered and by the despair he en-dured as an adult becauseH, the exciting new book by Lambda award-winning poet Jim Elledge, is an impression-ist biography in prose poems of outsider artist Henry Darger. Like Darger, H is entangled in a disturbing triangle: haunted by the spirit of murdered six-year-old Elsie Paroubek; plagued by memories of the childhood sexual abuse he suffered and by the despair he en-dured as an adult because of it; and tormented by the Divine as only believers can be. Through it all, only his "special friend" Whillie provides H (and Darger) sanctuary. H is an unflinching portrait of two men simultaneously-one real, one metaphoric, both extraordinarily complex....

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ISBN : 9781590212509
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 78 Pages
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H Reviews

  • D.A.
    2018-10-27 09:44

    A closet artist conjoins the furtive pleasures of childhood sexual awakening with his later pursuit of The Unseen, the imaginative world that he creates from purloined images and a singularly unschooled and fantastical tale of his own making. In H, Jim Elledge brings us the idiosyncratic, ingenuous mind of Henry Darger, the reclusive custodian whose artwork captivated critics with its naïve brilliance. Elledge’s deft, nuanced poems uncloak the hidden desires embedded in Darger’s art. They are their own rare planet, inhabited with flights of fancy and dark erotic joy.

  • B.L. Aldrich
    2018-10-29 11:01

    If unfamiliar with Henry Darger before you begin this collection, make sure to brush up a bit. These are simply too good to allow a lack of context to obscure your comprehension. Facinating, absorbing, beautiful.

  • Shannon
    2018-10-28 09:03

    Read #1Started on November 25, 2012Finished on November 27, 2012