A Conversation with Carole Maso By Stephen Moore

From “The Review of Contemporary Fiction,” Fall 1997, Vol. 17.3 STEVEN MOORE: You’ve been called an “experimental” writer; while innovation is valued, even insisted on in the other arts (painting, dancing, music), innovation in literature seems to meet with resistance. Read on! →

A Conversation with Mark Binelli

A first-generation American, Mark Binelli grew up just outside of Detroit, where he worked in his father’s knife-sharpening shop. He graduated from the University of Michigan and received an MFA from Columbia University. Currently, he is a contributing editor at Read on! →

Vol. IV, #1 William S. Burroughs

William S. Burroughs, “Creative Reading” William S. Burroughs, “Revenge of the Ice Box” William S. Burroughs, “Ruski” Phillipe Mikriammos, “The Last European Interview” Nicholas Zurbrugg, “Burroughs, Grauerholz, and Cities of the Red Night: An Interview with James Grauerholz” Michael Leddy, Read on! →


Sabbatical: A Romance

Subtitled “a romance,” Sabbatical is the story of Susan Rachel Allan Seckler, a sharp young associate professor of early American literature—part Jewish, part Gypsy, and possibly descended from Edgar Allan Poe—and her husband Fenwick Scott… Read on! →



A landmark of postmodern American fiction, LETTERS is (as the subtitle genially informs us) “an old time epistolary novel by seven fictitious drolls & dreamers each of which imagines himself factual.” Seven characters (including the Author himself)… Read on! →


Context N°5

  • Reading Stanley Elkin
  • Reading B. S. Johnson
  • Reading Elio Vittorini
  • Reading John Barth
  • From Peri Bathous

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