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The Pirate Who Does Not Know the Value of Pi

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The Pirate Who Does Not Know the Value of Pi by Eugene Ostashevsky
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    Mar 14, 2017 | 144 Pages

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    Mar 14, 2017 | 144 Pages

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“This isn’t just a book: It is a multi-vocal orchestra. It performs some of the most playful, surprising, and innovative musical effects of our day. Yet at the center of all this play there is the large emptiness of loss. Loss, the mother of metaphysics.”
–Ilya Kaminsky

“The Russian-American author of this deliciously sardonic parable of the non sequitur can find no assurance that things in this world happen for a reason. On the contrary, his is a poetic universe where, to cite Wittgenstein, ‘everything we see could always be otherwise.’”
– Marjorie Perloff on The Life and Opinions of DJ Spinoza

“The Pirate Who Does Not Know the Value of Pi
deals with the fundamental inability of language as means of expression, utilising a lively and irreverent sense of humour in making the most complex of subjects accessible and familiar with a clarity and irony which warms and disconcerts simultaneously. There is a lyric and musical quality to his poetry informed by the traditions of jazz, early New York Music Hall comedy and the pirating life.” —Eve Richens, The Quietus

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