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There are times when you find yourself confronted—as a reader, a viewer, a watcher, a listener—with a work so formally unquestionable, resplendently insightful and somehow, on some level, just invariably right that you feel at a loss, nearly, for not necessarily words, but for whatever sort of cognitive adhesive it is that allows you to gather your thoughts and link them together coherently, leaving you with no option for subsequent act but to remain...
I remember the horror and shock register in my body when in high school a friend told me he was sick of ice cream. He had spent his summer scooping it. I can imagine the similar horror any reasonable book lover would (must) feel should any book critic admit to similar exhaustion. I have not fallen out of love with ice cream, dear readers, but the fact of the matter is that there are...
Undermajordomo Minor Patrick deWitt (House of Anansi Press) The most visible innovation of postmodern fiction was the movement’s steroidal creation of new narrative modes, most obviously manifested as formal, on-the-page techniques, including but not limited to: temporal dislocations, unreliable narrators, metafictive playfulness, ironical remove, and an abundance of typographies and footnotes. The further we get from the real-world and literary context in which the practitioners of high postmodernism operated, the more those formal techniques look...

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