Monday, January 07, 2013

The Palm Beach Effect

You can now buy The Palm Beach Effect: Reflections on Michael Hofmann (edited by André Naffis-Sahely and Julian Stannard) from the CB Editions website. The publisher Charles Boyle explains why he published the book, which is a collection of essays, memoirs, poems and other items by a list of contributors stellar enough to send me into a blind panic at finding myself among them.

As CB says, Hofmann is for many (me included), one of 'no more than two or three that at a personal level really count'. When the solar system arrives at the star Vega and is annihilated, Hofmann's work will be amongst those miraculously saved, for the edification of the ghosts. Read this book to find out why – and read his own books too, of course.