By Robert Kelly
"Robert Kelly's Scorpions was once one of many best of the cult novels of the '60s, 'cult' being a euphemism for 'undeservedly underread,' and it alerted us to a really designated expertise. for the reason that then, we've got discovered to monitor out for his brief fictions, frequently lights up the literary global with their awesome mixture of mind, romanticism, and bold mind's eye. This assortment, with such Kelly classics as 'Cities,' and 'The Guest,' is a welcome publishing event."
— Robert Coover
"Readers acquainted with [Kelly's poetry and essays] will locate the various positive factors of his paintings from the outset: a lyrical prose kind that combines eroticism and erudition, a spotlight at the act of notion and at the presentation of sensory stimuli and sexual impulses in hugely charged photographs, a feeling of concern, ask yourself and utter bewilderment that human recognition exists in any respect and a primal urge to depart in the back of a mark of his personal specific cognizance in sensuous language.... For all their experimentalism, the tales are typically compelling, jam-packed with unique adventures, erotic encounters and crazed and colourful principal characters. ...For the entire erudition Kelly brings to those tales (many references to vague myths and texts, arcane phrases, strange assets of knowledge), his such a lot remarkable skill is to re-create the exhilarating 'hereness' of actual sensation..."
— big apple instances publication Review
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