Vol. XIX, #3 The Best of The Review of Contemporary Fiction

Review of Contemporary Fiction

The Review of Contemporary Fiction has become swept up in the ubiquitous fever of retrospection connected with the end of the decade, the century, and the millennium. Thus we’ve decided to devote our last issue of the 1990s to looking back over the past nineteen years and choosing some of our favorite essays by some of our favorite authors. The unifying theme here is “Writers on Writing.” In each of these essays one of the innovative authors of our time addresses the aesthetic, cultural, social, political, or technological aspects of fiction and fiction writing. The result, we think, is a remarkable dialogue on the state and practice of contemporary fiction as we prepare to enter a new century. 

  • Gilbert Sorrentino, The Act of Creation and Its Artifact
  • Robert Pinget, Address to the New York University Conference
  • Julio Cortazar, Some Aspects of the Short Story
  • Juan Goytisolo, Literature Pursued by Politics
  • Camilo Jose Cela, The Novel as Concept
  • Claude Simon, Reflections on the Novel: Address to the Colloquium on the New Novel, New York University, October 1982
  • B. S. Johnson, Introduction to Aren’t You Rather Young to be Writing Your Memoirs?
  • Luisa Valenzuela, Dangerous Words
  • Luisa Valenzuela, Dirty Words
  • Harry Mathews, For Prizewinners
  • Claude Ollier, French Version
  • George Garrett, “Once More unto the Breach, Dear Friends, Once More”: The Publishing Scene and American Literary Art
  • Kathy Acker, A Few Notes on Two of My Books
  • Jose Donoso, A Small Biography of The Obscene Bird of Night
  • William T. Vollmann, Something to Die For
  • Osman Lins, Of Idealism and Glory
  • Books Received
  • Annual Index
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Publication: Review of Contemporary Fiction
Volume: 19
Issue: 3
Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN-13: 9781564782229
GTIN13: 9781564782229
Language: eng
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