Vol. XIII, #1 Georges Perec / Felipe Alfau

Harry Mathews, “Back to Basics” David Bellos, “The Old and the New: An Introduction to Georges Perec” Marcel Benabou and Bruno Marcenac, “Georges Perec Owns Up” Georges Perec, “Statement of Intent” Georges Perec and Kaye Mortley, “The Doing of Fiction” Read on! →

Reading Guide

Context N°13 We asked our academic and bookstore advisors across the country to respond to a number of questions. The following lists were compiled from their responses. BEST LITERARY REVIEW SOURCES Our advisors were asked to name the literary review Read on! →

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Call Me Brooklyn

Through an ingenious structure that jumps from narrator to narrator and spans decades, Call Me Brooklyn follows the life of Gal Ackerman, a Spanish orphan adopted during the Spanish Civil War and raised in Brooklyn, NY. A hymn to mystery and to the power of fiction, Call Me Brooklyn meanders through a series of settings: from Manhattan to haunts of writers and artists to the bar in Madrid where we learn the truth about Ackerman’s past. Read on! →

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Vol. XXVII, #1 Dalkey Archive Annual 1

A Short Introduction Wallace Markfield, excerpt from Teitlebaum’s Window Piotr Szewc, excerpt from Annihilation William Eastlake, excerpt from Castle Keep Svetislav Basara, excerpt from Chinese Letter Felipe Alfau, excerpt from Chromos Aidan Higgins, excerpt from Flotsam and Jetsam Gert Jonke, Read on! →

Vol. VIII, #3 The Novelist as Critic

George Garrett, “‘Once More unto the Breach, Dear Friends, Once More': The Publishing Scene and American Literary Art” John Barth, “Postmodernism Revisited” Gilbert Sorrentino, “Writing and Writers: Disjecta Membra“ David Foster Wallace, “Fictional Futures and the Conspicuously Young” Claude Ollier, Read on! →

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Sentimental Songs (La poesia cursi)

Almost lost to literary history, Felipe Alfau was rediscovered in 1988 with the republication of his proto-postmodernist novel Locos; in 1990 his only other novel, Chromos (written in 1948), was published for the first time… Read on! →

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Sentimental Songs (La poesia cursi)

Almost lost to literary history, Felipe Alfau was rediscovered in 1988 with the republication of his proto-postmodernist novel Locos; in 1990 his only other novel, Chromos (written in 1948), was published for the first time… Read on! →