The Last Man
What do you get when you wed “Desire is a question that has no answer” (thus spoke an avatar of J. M. Coetzee) with Zbigniew Herbert’s “I Would Like to Describe” (I would like to describe the simplest emotion/joy or sadness/but not as others do/reaching for shafts of rain or sun . . .)? Answer: This book. The same question asked one hundred different ways.