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After the seventies, after a celebration of the post-modernism that reflected the experimentation of the times, American fiction returned to more straightforward forms. Juncture is an anthology of writers who have skipped a generation and embraced literary experimentation: absurdism, stream-of-consciousness, science fiction, prose based in rhythm with the influence of poetry. This collection reflects not only the jagged beats of contemporary American writing but also of American life itself, with all its hyphenations, its immigrants, and its migrants.

The inclusion of original art and drawings inspired by the stories reflects the kinds of cultural hybridization that has driven many of these artists in the first place. More ironic, more rebellious, and much sexier than the quiet epiphanies we've come to expect, the stories in Juncture are by the Barthelmes, Pynchons, Ellisons, Coovers, Gaddises, and Ackers of today.

Writers include: Colson Whitehead, Jonathan Lethem, Kelly Link, Shelley Jackson, Carl Hancock Rux, Said Shirazi, Su Avasthi, Tony Medina, Ben Marcus, and Pagan Kennedy. Artists include: George Porcari, Philippe Pareno, Jorge Pardo, Jon Pylypchuk, and Frances Stark.

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Ironic, rebellious, and sexy, this collection of short stories and illustrations reflects not only the jagged rhythms of contemporary American writing but also of American life itself with all its hyphenations, its immigrants, and its migrants. Juncture is an anthology of the Barthelmes, Pynchons, Ellisons, Coovers, and Ackers of today. Some of the contributing writers are absurdist, some stream-of-consciousness, some science fiction, and some based in rhythm with the influence of poetry. Original art and drawings illustrate or respond to each story and reflect the kinds of cultural hybridization that has driven many of these writers. The works of such vibrant writers and artists as Jonathan Lethem, Heather McGowan, Colson Whitehead, Alex Shakar, Carl Hancock Rux, Ben Marcus, Said Shirazi, Jorge Pardo, Chris Ofili, Frances Stark, and Jon Plypchuck aka Rudy Bust are included.

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After the seventies, after a celebration of "post-modernism" which reflected the experimentation of the times— American fiction returned to a more literal form. Juncture is a book of writers (inter alia Jonathan Lethem, Heather McGowan, Colson Whitehead, Alex Shakar, Carl Hancock Rux, and Ben Marcus) who have skipped a generationa nd embracd literary experimentation: absurdist, stream-of-consciousness, science fiction, based in rhythm with the influence of poetry. This collection reflects not only the jagged rhythms of contemporary American writing but also of American life itself with all its hyphenations, its immigrants and its migrants; their editors are Filipino-American and Mexican-American respectively.

The inclusion of original art and drawings reflects the kinds of cultural hybridization that has driven many of these writers in the first place. Although the inclusion of art is commonplace in Americas leading literary journals, no contemporary literary anthologies have seriously attempted to emulate this tradition.

Synopsis:

Ironic, rebellious, and sexy, this collection of short stories and illustrations reflects not only the jagged rhythms of contemporary American writing but also of American life itself with all its hyphenations, its immigrants, and its migrants.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781887128919
Author:
Veronica Gonzalez and Lara Stapleton
Publisher:
Soft Skull Press
Editor:
Stapleton, Lara
Editor:
Gonzalez, Veronica
Editor:
Stapleton, Lara; Gonzalez, Veronica
Author:
Gonzalez, Veronica
Author:
Stapleton, Lara
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
American - General
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Short stories, American
Subject:
Experimental fiction, American
Subject:
American fiction
Subject:
Alternative
Subject:
Drawing, American.
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
Fiction-Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
Fiction : Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
Fiction : General
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Subject:
Fiction : Anthologies (multiple authors)
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20031231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Color illustrations
Pages:
280
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 18 oz

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"Synopsis" by ,
Ironic, rebellious, and sexy, this collection of short stories and illustrations reflects not only the jagged rhythms of contemporary American writing but also of American life itself with all its hyphenations, its immigrants, and its migrants. Juncture is an anthology of the Barthelmes, Pynchons, Ellisons, Coovers, and Ackers of today. Some of the contributing writers are absurdist, some stream-of-consciousness, some science fiction, and some based in rhythm with the influence of poetry. Original art and drawings illustrate or respond to each story and reflect the kinds of cultural hybridization that has driven many of these writers. The works of such vibrant writers and artists as Jonathan Lethem, Heather McGowan, Colson Whitehead, Alex Shakar, Carl Hancock Rux, Ben Marcus, Said Shirazi, Jorge Pardo, Chris Ofili, Frances Stark, and Jon Plypchuck aka Rudy Bust are included.
"Synopsis" by ,
After the seventies, after a celebration of "post-modernism" which reflected the experimentation of the times— American fiction returned to a more literal form. Juncture is a book of writers (inter alia Jonathan Lethem, Heather McGowan, Colson Whitehead, Alex Shakar, Carl Hancock Rux, and Ben Marcus) who have skipped a generationa nd embracd literary experimentation: absurdist, stream-of-consciousness, science fiction, based in rhythm with the influence of poetry. This collection reflects not only the jagged rhythms of contemporary American writing but also of American life itself with all its hyphenations, its immigrants and its migrants; their editors are Filipino-American and Mexican-American respectively.

The inclusion of original art and drawings reflects the kinds of cultural hybridization that has driven many of these writers in the first place. Although the inclusion of art is commonplace in Americas leading literary journals, no contemporary literary anthologies have seriously attempted to emulate this tradition.

"Synopsis" by , Ironic, rebellious, and sexy, this collection of short stories and illustrations reflects not only the jagged rhythms of contemporary American writing but also of American life itself with all its hyphenations, its immigrants, and its migrants.
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