Synopses & Reviews
Poetry. Translated from the French by the author and Lynne Knight. I KNOW (JE SAIS) is a collection of 469 observations on life and the universe by a scientist whose eye for detail is keen and whose sense of humor is refreshing. The book is profound without being ponderous, instructive without being pedantic, and engaging even at its most serious. Although I KNOW was inspired by Joe Brainard's I REMEMBER and Georges Perec's Je me souviens, it remains unique. Thanks to the author's unusually perceptive and fluid mind, the range of the book is enormous, from light rays and irony, to the animal world, to human love and disappointment.
About the Author
Ito Naga is the nom de plume of a prominent French astrophysicist who lives in Paris. He is the author of three books, all published by Cheyne éditeur: NGC 224 (2013); Iro mo ka mo, la couleur et le parfum (2010), now in its third printing; and I KNOW (Je sais) (Sixteen Rivers Press, 2013), now in its seventh printing. He also contributes regularly to the Italian journal SUD.