Verbivoracious Festschrift Volume One Verbivoracious Festschrift Volume One



4 Invisible Author: Last Essays, pp. 1-2 5 ibid., p. 54. 6 Life, End of, p. 77. 7 ibid., p.12. 239 Verbivoracious Festschrift Volume One — Christine ...

Author: Christine Brooke-Rose

Publisher: Verbivoracious Press

ISBN: 9789810794088

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The flagship issue fêtes Christine Brooke-Rose, one of the most innovative voices of the twentieth century, whose fiction plays challenging games with form and structure, using grammatical constraints, multiple languages, and a dicing of genre styles and theoretical discourses as an integral component of her novels. Brooke-Rose is among an unfortunate revue of writers whose work is fading out of print, rarely part of critical or academic discussion. This 320-page issue contains creative and critical responses to her fiction, theory, and criticism, written with an eye to the general literary reader unfamiliar with her output, but with enough homage, parody, imitation, and analysis to excite her devoted fan base.

Raymond Federman and Samuel BeckettRaymond Federman and Samuel Beckett



85 Charles Caramello, Silverless Mirrors: Book, Self & Postmodern ... “Raymond Federman and his Cohort,” in Verbivorascious Festschrift Volume Five: Raymond ...

Author: Nathalie Camerlynck

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781785277962

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This book is about Raymond Federman and his incredible textual obsession with Samuel Beckett. Federman was a scholar of Beckett, postmodern theorist, a self-translator and avant-garde novelist. Born in Paris in 1928, all of his immediate family perished in the Holocaust. Federman escaped thanks to his mother, who hid him in a closet. After the war, he migrated to America and devoted his life to scholarship and creative writing. In both, he devoted his life to Beckett. Federman’s creative and theoretical writings contaminate and pervert each other just as, in his novels, French contaminates English and fiction perverts reality. His work is centered on the details of his survival, enacting a perpetual return to the closet, as previous studies have demonstrated. By examining Beckettian (and by extension Joycean) intertextuality in the novels of Raymond Federman, this study traces the contours of a second closet.

Verbivoracious Festschrift Volume 4Verbivoracious Festschrift Volume 4



This festschrift, this wonderful book, is above all a place to think about Rikki -- to shine a bright, grateful light on her Vision.

Author: G N Forester

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ISBN: 9810967632

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Rikki Ducornet is a magical surrealist, postmodern fabulist, multi-talented artist and poet, and author of several novels ripe with epicurean vocabulary, vivid and outrageous imagery, fantastically arcane trivia and erudition, and Rabelaisian re-imaginings of history, among them the Carteresque hellfire of The Stain, the Lewis Carroll homage and wonder-of-wonders The Jade Cabinet, and the beautiful, slowly unfurling heart-attack, Netsuke. Across her career, spanning four decades, Ducornet has pursued her inexhaustible obsession with Eros, the violence of the Marquis de Sade and other monsters, and the enchantment of the wunderkammern. The fourth VP festschrift, including critical essays, personal memoirs, fiction homages, and two in-depth interviews, explores Ducornet's passions and obsessions, with particular attention to her novels, illuminating the unforgettable work of a "linguistically explosive" author whose "vocabulary sweats with a kind of lyrical heat" (NY Times). CONTRIBUTORS: Forrest Aguirre, Ricco Barbels, Mary Caponegro, Robert Coover, Rikki Ducornet, Tammy Dasti, Michael J. Emmons, Brian Evenson, Allan Guttmann, Randall Heath, Lily Hoang, Joanna Howard, Laird Hunt, Carolyn Kuebler, Nadine Mainold, Steven Moore, Warren Motte, Tod Rise, Michelle Ryan-Sautour, Eleni Sikelianos, Raymond L. Williams, and Igo Wodan. "For those who know her, Rikki Ducornet's very name signifies enchantment and her works induce a state of rapture." -- Michael Silverblatt, KCRW Bookworm "The Complete Butcher's Tales is one of my all-time favorite books, but I love Rikki Ducornet's entire body of work. This festschrift, this wonderful book, is above all a place to think about Rikki -- to shine a bright, grateful light on her Vision. The contributors have done a miraculous job celebrating the work of an unspeakably beautiful, significant artist, thinker, and friend." --Kate Bernheimer, author of Horse, Flower, Bird

Verbivoracious Festschrift Volume ThreeVerbivoracious Festschrift Volume Three



The texts featured, chosen in a rapturous frenzy by editors and contributors alike, represent a broad sweep of the most important exploratory fiction written in the last hundred years (and beyond).

Author: G. N. Forester

Publisher: Verbivoraciouspress

ISBN: 9810935935

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Page: 240

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A monument to our insatiable verbivoracity, The Syllabus is an act of humble genuflection before the authors responsible for those texts which have transported us to the peak of readerly nirvana and back. The texts featured, chosen in a rapturous frenzy by editors and contributors alike, represent a broad sweep of the most important exploratory fiction written in the last hundred years (and beyond). Featuring 100 texts from (fewer than) 100 contributors, The Syllabus is a form of religious creed, and should be read primarily as a holy manual from which the reader draws inspiration and hope, helping to shape their intellectual and moral life with greater awareness, and lead them towards those works that offer deep spiritual succour while surviving on a merciless and unkind planet. Readers of this festschrift should expect nothing less than an incontrovertible conversion from reader to insatiable verbivore in 225 pages. "The Syllabus, as a third volume of Verbivoracious Festschrift, is a celebration of reading. It's a great literary feast for the true readers, for all the verbivores around the world, a feast consisting of hundred delicious meals. I am honored to be a part of that unforgettable menu." - Dubravka Ugre i ."