Jonke’s Worldly Measures

Casebook: Geometric Regional Novel by Gert Jonke James Cook Proposition: A geometric regional novel cannot be an accurate portrayal of the region under consideration. Put another way, any geometric regional novel, Geometrischer Heimatroman, will inevitably misrepresent the region, the Heimat, Read on! →

Bibliography

Casebook: The Great Fire of London by Jacques Roubaud A Jacques Roubaud Checklist Poetry (Signe d’appartenance). Paris: Galllimard, 1967. Mono no aware: le sentiment des choses. Paris: Gallimard, 1970. With Octavio Paz, Charles Tomlinson, and Edoardo Sanguineti. Renga. Paris: Gallimard, Read on! →

Swing Troubadour: Roubaud’s Self-Portrait

Casebook: The Great Fire of London by Jacques Roubaud Jean-Jacques Thomas Jacques Roubaud’s The Great Fire of London is a rich, vibrant, varied, and systematically puzzling text that escapes such preestablished categories as genre, mode of reading, and intratextual constraints. Read on! →

The Pact of London

Casebook: The Great Fire of London by Jacques Roubaud David Bellos The Great Fire of London is the story of a disaster transformed by the act and art of its writing into a triumph of another kind. In this general Read on! →