Writers Who Love Too Much : New Narrative Writing 1977-1997
In the twenty years that followed America's bicentennial, narrative writing was re-formed, reflecting new political and sexual realities. With the publication of this anthology, the New Narrative era bounds back to life, ripe with dramatic propulsion and infused with the twin strains of poetry and Continental theory. Arranged chronologically, the reader will discover classic texts of New Narrative from Bob Gluck to Kathy Acker, and rare materials including period interviews, reviews, essays, and talks combined to form a new map of late twentieth-century creative rebellion.
- Paperback | 600 pages
- 152 x 203 x 38.1mm | 907.18g
- 20 Jul 2017
- Nightboat Books
- New York, United States
"Gossipy and uninhibited, its breath is hot in your ear. It wants to tell you everything, and it wants you to overshare back."--M. Milks "4 Columns" (1/1/2017 12:00:00 AM) "One of New Narrative's all-time best jokes is about the movement itself. It's the parodic motto that Bellamy formulates in Academonia for New Narrative "at its worst" "I have sex and I'm smarter than you." But "sex without fantasy," Camille Roy posits, "is nothing." The pieces compiled in Writers Who Love Too Much don't restrict fantasy. They use, as Boone says, eros, rather than facts, as the matter of narrative. Sex and fantasy are for New Narrative the stuff of ordinary life."--Jean-Thomas Tremblay "LARB" (1/1/2017 12:00:00 AM)
About Dodie Bellamy
DODIE BELLAMY's latest book is When the Sick Rule the World. She teaches creative writing at San Francisco State University and California College of the Arts. KEVIN KILLIAN is a San Francisco-based poet, novelist, playwright, and art writer. He is the author of fifteen books and cowrote Poet Be Like God, a biography of the American poet Jack Spicer (1925-1965).