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Experimental Fiction

Review: Chloe Aridjis's Experimental Novel of Berlin: Hitler, the German Past, and the Invisible Memories of a World City

Anis Shivani | Posted 02.29.2012 | Books
Anis Shivani

Few cities have as many layers of history reflected in their streets, recreational places, monuments, plazas, shopping areas, parks, museums, and other public spaces as Berlin. In Book of Clouds, Chloe Aridjis make its historical meanings central to her tale.

Grand Theft Poetics

Melissa Broder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Melissa Broder

I am a hoarder, a hoarder of nouns. Lately I've been pilfering nouns from 1970s fantasy novels. Words like zenith and demon, vortex and unicorn would ...

Short Stories

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

A short story is like a toothache and you must drill it and fill it. A novel is more like bridgework.

Paul Gauguin, In Search of the Primitive: Jacques Jouet's Savage

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

Savage is highly successful, morally anchored experimental fiction. Jouet provokes fundamental rethinking of the permanent questions about the West's relation to its "savage" other.