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PIERRE GUYOTAT EN AVANT

by Stuart Kendall, first published in PORNOTOPIAS:IMAGE, APOCALYPSE, DESIRE, eds. Louis Armand, Jane Lewty, Andrew Mitchell (Prague: Litteraria Pragensia, 2008). Photo: Jacques-Andre Boiffard, “Renée Jacobi,” Documents  8 (1930): 56.   Know what rhythm holds men. Archilochus   The first night, 14 April 1973, Pierre Guyotat’s Bond en avant (Leap Forward) started an hour late.[1] A … Continue reading

INTO THE ZERO

Exerpt from CAIRO by Louis Armand (London: Equus, 2014). First published in Golden Handcuffs Review and online at nthposition.   1 Osborne stared at the morning’s headline blazoned in two-inch serif across the front page of The New York Times. METEOR STRIKES GROUND ZERO. A Dominican waitress came and refilled his coffee. Behind the counter, … Continue reading

A SICKNESS CALLED AMERICA

“A Sickness Called America: Thor Garcia’s The News Clown,” by Jim Chaffee, originally published in nthposition.   This is a coming of age novel. Its protagonist Thor ascends to manhood not by battling Don Cossacks, Bashkirs and Kazakhs along the Russian steppes like Pyotr Andreyich Grinyov or by following the way of the picaro as … Continue reading

MOURNING

chapter 1 from MOURNING by Richard Makin, forthcoming from Equus Press: photo (c) Miranda Gavin, 2013   We’re just below the hospitality hoax at the riverend. By then I was sold: low ebb of gravity, hence had already the vision. The things that hatched out of the eggs resembled lizards. Valley of Bells. Behaviour. Cognition. … Continue reading

NEW WAVE

A review of Louis Armand’s CANICULE (2013) by Sean Carswell (originally published in Flagstaff Live). Image: Jean-Luc Godard, Le Gai Savoir, 1969.   At some point in my mid-thirties, I went on a French New Wave film kick.  It took me that long to watch any New Wave films because they seemed so pretentious.  But … Continue reading

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“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
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