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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
This volume continues in the same vein as Small Faces, but here the poetic voice is more mature, more reflective. There are forty autobiographical essays treating many of the subjects of Faces: Soto’s wife and daughter, his pets (both present and past), friendships, recollections of his childhood and teen years, sex, and the details of his everyday life. There are also two movie reviews and an account of the writing of a review of a bad novel. The essays are grouped in fours, but they are not presented chronologically, and thus can be read in any order. Each of the quartets, however, treats a single theme from four different angles.
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