Is it obliteration of the self or the failure of the Frosty that feeds the poetics of Wenderoth's Letters?
Gaiman reveals his sleight-of-hand tricks while discussing absent friends, adapting comics, and his picaresque new novel, American Gods.
The history of utopia unspools in this engaging essay about the unmatched vision of Robinson's left-wing novels.
The creator of the Ontological-Hysteric Theater is probed in these recent books showcasing his work.
Reprints of these essential works reveal Federman's haunting Holocaust experiences in a postmodern aesthetic of uncertainty.
Two by Mary Jo Bang
Louise in Love/The Downstream Extremity of the Isle of Swans
More Bang for your buck: discover Bang's "language of tongue rolls and lip twists" in her two new collections of poetry.
Two by Haruki Murakami:
Sputnik Sweetheart and Underground
A novel of thwarted desire and a gripping account of the gassing of the Japanese subway that ties into his own novelistic motifs.
The Hesperides Tree
Mosley relates the difficulty of reconciling literature to science in the technology-obsessed world of his latest novel.
In this paradoxical world the invisible is also indivisible as Howe relates the story of Henny in poetic fragments and quandaries.
Meet the commodification of Marxism in this farcical tale of disenfranchised youth.
The Unknown Errors of Our Lives
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
To err is human, but in these short stories, Divakaruni explores characters whose errors define their relationships with family and with their Indian heritage.
The Hell Screens
Lu's debut novel flows according to dream logic as ghostly characters flit in and out of view in this noir tale.
The search of a missing manuscript fuels this bleak post-Cromwellian world in this Eco-like mystery.
A Good House
Chronicling over 50 years of family life, Burnard's first novel makes you feel like part of this home.
A Heart of Stone
translated by Hester Velmans
A childhood tragedy haunts the pregnant protagonist of this story by one of Holland's best-loved novelists.
translated by Anne Carson
This new translation matches acclaimed poet Anne Carson with Sophocles–guaranteeing a unique and original experience of Electra's woe.
An Anthology of Artists' Writings, Theory, and Criticism
edited by Susan Bee and Mira Schor
Taken from the journal that ran from 1986-1996, these writings give voice to the marginal artists disgusted by the '80s overblown arts market.
The Sexual Criminal
J. Paul de River
Originally published in 1949, this new expanded edition provides more gory details of perversions along with salacious information about de River himself.
The comfortable tone of these columns belies the imposing and incisive mind of this First Lady who served hotdogs to the King and Queen of England.
Loss Within Loss: Artists in the Age of Aids
edited by Edmund White
This collection of essays celebrates the lives and work of artists, those famous and those struck down before fame could reach them.
Essays on Making Things and Making Meaning
Nostalgia and grief fuel these meditations on manufacturing and meaning.
Comedy After Postmodernism
Olson explores the comedic writings of such authors as Edward Lear and Gregory Corso in the framework of post-structuralist theory.
Pen Chants or nth or 12 spirit-like impermanences
These prayer-like poems push vocabularic play to a heightened degree, until they "reach a place of speaking."
The Penultimate Suitor
In her second collection of poems, Leader engages the ecstatic human condition.
Sculptor Sigler's minimalist poems achieve a deafening silence of objectivity in which things win out over self.
The Book of Leviathan
Welcome to the bizarre world of a faceless baby, his intelligent cat, and the postmodern circumstances that torment them.
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