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News Clown

Forthcoming in April, Thor Garcia’s monumental iconoclastic novel, News Clown, finalist in the 2009 Amazon.com Breakthrough Novel Award. “Fueled by prodigious amounts of alcohol and tobacco, sex and drugs, this narrative skips along from one bizarre episode to the next in the tortuous life of Thor, a young man whose dreams of a literary career have been … Continue reading

The Brain Harvest

Clare Wigfall, author of The Loudest Sound and Nothing (Faber & Faber) and winner of the 2008 BBC National Short Story Award, comments on Prague- based author Ken Nash’s long-awaited short story collection The Brain Harvest (forthcoming from Equus in April, 2012): “The stories in Ken Nash’s brilliant collection The Brain Harvest lay bare the … Continue reading

"Modernity today is not in the hands of the poets, but in the hands of the cops" // Louis Aragon
"It is the business of the future to be dangerous" // A.N. Whitehead

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"Poetism is the crown of life; Constructivism is its basis" // Karel Teige


“I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us. If the book we are reading doesn’t wake us up with a blow on the head, what are we reading it for?…we need the books that affect us like a disaster, that grieve us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us” // Franz Kafka, letter to Oskar Pollack, 27 January 1904
December 2011