Fiction and Musical Form

Context N°24 Peter Dimock I asked Peter Dimock to write a short piece about novels that would also serve as an apologia pro labora sua, in light of the expected accusation that his own novel could have somehow been made Read on! →

Board and Staff

Peter Dimock New York, New York Rikki Ducornet Port Townsend, Washington Charles B. Harris, Secretary Normal, Illinois Violaine Huisman New York, New York John Kulka, President Boston, Massachusetts Harry Mathews New York, New York; Paris, France; Key West, Florida John Read on! →


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. XVI, #1 The Future of Fiction

David Foster Wallace, “Quo Vadis—Introduction” Sven Birkerts, “Second Thoughts” Melvin Jules Bukiet, “Crackpot Realism: Fiction for the Forthcoming Millennium” Mary Caponegro, “Impressions of a Paranoid Optimist” Peter Dimock, “Literature as Lyrical Politics” Jonathan Franzen, “I’ll Be Doing More of Same” Read on! →


A Short Rhetoric for Leaving the Family

Fathers, many fathers, wish that they could explain themselves to their children, perhaps most of all to their sons, provide a written record so that the gossamer connection between themselves and their progeny might be sustained beyond their lives… Read on! →

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Context N°24

With Arno Camenisch, Niclas Lundkvist, Märt Väljataga, West Camel, Kathryn Toolan, Sarah Baume, Peter Dimock, Scott McLaughlin, Louis Paul Boon, Niall Keegan, Jorge Etcheverry, David Vichnar, Helena Buffery, Jacques Jouet, David Dwyer, William O’Rourke, Alois Hotschnig, Philip Coleman, Viktor Shklovsky, interviews of Andrej Blatnik and Drago Jančar, and illustrations by Nick Wadley Read on! →

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George Anderson

Theo Fales is a one-time historian turned book editor who specializes in ghostwriting the memoirs of leading American policy-makers. Read on! →