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Description - Blind Huber by Nick Flynn

Award-winning poet Nick Flynn takes readers into the dangerous and irresistible center of the hive I sit in a body & think of a body, I picture Burnens' hands, my words make them move. I say, plunge them into the hive, & his hands go in. -from "Blind Huber" Blindness does not deter Francois Huber-the eighteenth-century beekeeper-in his quest to learn about bees through their behavior. Through an odd, but productive arrangement, Huber's assistant Burnens becomes his eyes, his narrator as he goes about his work. In Nick Flynn's extraordinary new collection, Huber and Burnens speak and so do the bees. The strongest virgin waits silently to kill the other virgins; drones are "made of waiting"; the swarm attempts to protect the queen. It is a cruel existence. Everyone sacrifices for the sweet honey, except the human hand that harvests it all in a single afternoon. Blind Huber is about the body, love, and devotion and also about the limits of what can be known and what will forever be unknown. Nick Flynn's bees and keepers-sometimes in a state of magnificent pollen-drunk dizziness-view the world from a striking and daring perspective.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781555973735
ISBN-10: 1555973736
Format: Paperback
(171mm x 127mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Pan Macmillan
Publisher: Pan Macmillan South Africa
Publish Date: 28-Aug-2002
Country of Publication: South Africa

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Author Biography - Nick Flynn

Nick Flynn's first collection of poems, Some Ether, received numerous awards, including the 1999 "Discovery" / The Nation Award and the 1999 PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry, as well as several other prizes and honors. He is currently working on a memoir about his father. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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