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Quick: Aphorisms Paperback – Apr 11 2017

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Strong Is the New Pretty

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  • Paperback: 104 pages
  • Publisher: ECW Press (April 11 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1770413812
  • ISBN-13: 978-1770413818
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.3 x 20.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 240 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #500,727 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“Many of them are humorous but cuttingly accurate . . . and the very best of Murray’s aphorisms are dense, compressed orbs of poetic power.” ― Winnipeg Free Press

“This very quickness of the collection, part Chinese fortune cookie, part wisdom pocket, should not be mistaken for lack of depth. Murray’s work honours long-lived resolve. It is preferable to bite off small morsels of this book, savour each aphorism like something sacred, delicious.” ― Atlantic Books Today

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The highly anticipated follow-up to the wildly popular Glimpse

Quick is George Murray’s second collection of aphorisms — a form that straddles the lines between poetry, philosophy, humour, and prose. He describes these pieces as “poetic essences” — sometimes even as “poems, without all the poetry getting in the way.” Some are deep, some clever, some funny, some all three. The best, he says, should read like common-sense statements that have never actually been expressed.

Built out of more than 450 short statements, Quick is a series of thoughts and ruminations, any one of which could be an entire poem but instead has been compressed into a single profundity. Following his bestselling Glimpse, Murray continues to explore a wide range of themes: from deep existential disquiet to the comforts of the meaning of belief; from what it means to be alive to how the world deals with hate, love, the sublime, and the ridiculous.

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5.0 out of 5 starsAnother outstanding collection of aphorisms from George Murray
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