James Guida

Marbles is a collection of lucid, whimsical, and sometimes biting musings on twenty first century urban life. James Guida revives an old form, the aphorism, in ways that are sardonic, topical, and continually thought-provoking.

  • β€œIt takes a rare gift to write in the aphoristic form, which must be witty and modest at once, and must state in a fresh, arresting way observations which the reader will recognize at once as true. It goes without saying that the aphorist must work out of an unusual perceptiveness and self-knowledge, and I am grateful to James Guida for this book, which I have read from start to finish and shall read again.” β€” Richard Wilbur