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2017 Indie Lit Wish List

 

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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!)

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January 13th, 2017 / 12:09 pm

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

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.

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Craft Notes & Haut or not / 137 Comments
June 4th, 2012 / 8:01 am

Author Spotlight / 12 Comments
November 18th, 2010 / 6:01 pm

Spec Rad Trial

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.

Craft Notes & Random & Web Hype / 12 Comments
February 10th, 2010 / 6:22 pm

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

pricksongs or lostinthefunhouse or cosmicomics?

Random / 49 Comments
August 13th, 2009 / 9:33 pm

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