Posts Tagged ‘john barth’

2017 Indie Lit Wish List

Friday, January 13th, 2017




There’s a lot of exciting stuff headed our way in 2017 from independent publishers. Here are some of the books I’m looking forward to getting my hands and eyes on this year.

(What books are you looking forward to in 2017? List them in the comments section below!)


What we talk about when we talk about the New Sincerity, part 1

Monday, June 4th, 2012

Miranda July; Steve Roggenbuck (photo dates unknown)

I wasn’t surprised that my Monday post, which was ultimately about reading & applying some ideas from Viktor Shklovsky’s Theory of Prose, mostly generated conversation about Tao Lin and the New Sincerity. I knew that would happen even as I wrote it. So I thought I should take a post to clarify my thoughts on “the whole NS thing.” What follows will be a mix of fact and personal reflection.


Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Spec Rad Trial

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Smart blog post on experimental short story by Charles May.

When Donald Barthelme’s first collection of stories, Come Back, Dr. Caligari, appeared in 1964, critics complained that his work was without subject matter, without character, without plot, and without concern for the reader’s understanding. For Barthelme, the problem of language is the problem of reality, for reality is the result of language processes.

Postmodern 3way Slugout: Coover v. Barth v. Calvino

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

pricksongs or lostinthefunhouse or cosmicomics?