Literary Theory

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Portfolio by Gabriela Vainsencher
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Daniel Borzutzky by Joyelle McSweeney

A Chilean American poet maps the troubling parallels between his native land under Pinochet and the present-day US.

Geoff Dyer by Ryan Chapman
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“I’m glad that the work is still proving elusive enough to resist attempts to gather it all up in a critical hamper or net.”

Body Party by Andrew Durbin
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On Robert Glück’s Communal Nude

Mark von Schlegell by Erika Landström
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“Fiction can be this art object that doesn’t show us anything new about reality, but draws out everything fake.”

Veronica Gonzalez Peña by Erik Morse & ​Veronica Gonzalez Peña
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Writers Veronica Gonzalez Peña and Erik Morse muse on the recent history of the psychological novel in the post-colonial world.

Enframing the Brink: Fuck the Police and Fuck the Avant Garde Too, Part IV by Brandon Brown & Thom Donovan
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Thom Donovan and Brandon Brown dive deep into the realms of literary theory and leftist politics in their epistolary exchange. They continue their conversation in the fourth of four exchanges.

Enframing the Brink: Part III by Brandon Brown & Thom Donovan
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Thom Donovan and Brandon Brown dive deep into the realms of literary theory and leftist politics in their epistolary exchange. They continue their conversation in the third of several dialogues.

Enframing the Brink: Fuck the Police and Fuck the Avant Garde Too, Part II by Brandon Brown & Thom Donovan
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Thom Donovan and Brandon Brown continue to dive deep into the realms of literary theory and leftist politics in their epistolary exchange. In the second of several dialogues, they delve into the archive of the unknown.

Enframing the Brink: Fuck the Police and Fuck the Avant-Garde Too, Part I by Thom Donovan & Brandon Brown
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Thom Donovan and Brandon Brown promise to dive deep into the realms of literary theory and leftist politics in their epistolary exchange. In this first of several dialogues, they share mutual adoration and opening provocations.

The Revised Life: Gordon Lish by B.C. Edwards
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Gordon Lish has loomed large in the background of the American short story for nearly half a century. His recent Collected Fictions provides a re-affirmation of his incredible influence on a form he so clearly treasures. B.C. Edwards spoke with Lish over the phone about revision, reduction and the silence that precedes reading.

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