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ISBN-10: 1940696275
ISBN-13: 9781940696270
Publisher: Wave Books
Publish Date: 09/06/2016
Dimensions: 7.90" L, 5.40" W, 0.50" H

Calamities

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WINNER of the 2017 Firecracker Award for Nonfiction from CLMP

A collection of linked essays concerned with the life and mind of the writer by one of the most original voices in contemporary literature. Each essay takes a day as its point of inquiry, observing the body as it moves through time, architecture, and space, gradually demanding a new logic and level of consciousness from the narrator and reader.

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Renee Gladman has always struck me as being a dreamer–she writes that way and the dreaming seems to construct the architecture of the world unfolding before our reading eyes.
–Eileen Myles

Gladman's talent for linguistic architecture makes for a supple, tight promenade through heady ideas whose appeal rests on the implicit connection it draws between a people, their language, and the shape of communication.
Publishers Weekly

She offers entry into a deliciously unsettling "narrative," really, a sort of adventure. She reassembles art she likes and makes new art–all in service of creating a new art "experience," suggesting a chain-letter of creation.
–Olivia Cronk, Bookslut

Her wrestling with the basic ideas of fiction–and its osmotic border with poetry–can lead to spectacular instances of art, passages at home in strangeness, maneuvering with uncanny grace in fields of indeterminacy and unknowing.
–Eugene Lim

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ISBN-10: 1940696275
ISBN-13: 9781940696270
Publisher: Wave Books
Publish Date: 09/06/2016
Dimensions: 7.90" L, 5.40" W, 0.50" H
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