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The Wavering Knife Stories

review The Wavering Knife Stories ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook summary ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¹ Brian Evenson Brian Evenson's fifth story collection constructs a human landscape as unearthly as it is mundane Replete with the brutality primordial waste and savage blankness familiar to readers of his earlier works Evenson's Kafkaesue allegories entice the mind while stubbornly disordering it In the title story an obsessive consciousness folds back on itself creating a vertiginous mélange of Poe and Borges both horrific and metaphysical Here as in Moran's Mexico and Greenhous. The Wavering Knife by Brian Evenson Among the writers we read there are some who entertain us some we can appreciate but don t feel any particular affinity with some we intensely dislike and some we admire so much we d like to be them And then there is a small category that transcends all the categories above the writers we are simply in awe of I had such a feeling when I read Th Mann or Maurice Blanchot And now reading Brian Evenson s The Wavering KnifeI should say that I didn t like all the stories in this collection in fact I disliked some of them because of their violence and cruelty though this violence makes me think of Georges Bataille since in many of the stories it s directed against the first person narrator that is against the author s alter ego and is therefore a very different kind of violence that the one in say Hollywood movies One could say that the dismembering of the narrator s body a leitmotif in many of these stories is akin to the falling apart of language and its meaning sorry for the clich but it s hard to put into a language that doesn t sound ridiculous the experience of reading these stories Or one could say exactly the opposite that in order for language to be born the writer has to experience a kind of death language being the only thing worth living or dying over from One Over Twelve Evenson s descriptions of the various mutilations of the body are for me among the most authentic expressions I ve ever come across of the attempt to capture a lost sacredness of language again the word sacredness should be taken here in the sense given to it by Bataille or Blanchot Another author in whose work I felt a similar authenticity is the poet Gh rasim Luca not by accident are both Luca and Evenson praised by Gilles Deleuze Evenson doesn t have Luca s stammered language on the contrary he is a master of the proper word ie of the perfect word in the right place but there is a pain coming through the page which can only originate in the author s body and which seals the text with an authenticity that refuses to accept any kind of mimetic representation of the experienceBut there are also stories in this collection that are extremely funny a dark humor to be sure such as The Intricacies of Post Shooting Etiuette In this story the characters names and relationships have a Beckettian absurdness in other stories this absurdness goes even farther as the relationships are stripped of causality and psychology and the settings are reduced to their essential elements It is also interesting that this book is written for the most part in two voices one infused with Beckettian detachment and another one very different impersonating a Christian alcoholic government hater fundamentalist who obviously doesn t express the author s point of view

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review The Wavering Knife Stories ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook summary ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¹ Brian Evenson Ance of conceptual abstraction as though the material universe had come to exist inside someone's headSmall wonder that Evenson's work has attracted so much attention among philosophers literary critics and other speculative intelligences for it continuously projects a tantalizing absence as though there were some key or code that if only we knew it would illuminate everything However the blade of discernment wavers and we are left to our own groping interpretations. Evenson s stories are superbly constructed but I felt this collection grow a little repetitive When you grow accustomed to the grotesue it ceases to be shocking There s a lot going on here of course but towards the end of the collection I started to find it tiresome The characters are pretty much al religious nuts or regular nuts

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review The Wavering Knife Stories ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook summary ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¹ Brian Evenson E the solitary nature of reading and writing leads characters beyond human limits making the act of putting words to paper a monstrous violation opening onto madness In White Suare the representation of humans by dimly colored shapes confirms our feeling that something lies behind these words while seeming to mock us with the futility of seeking it Evenson's enigmatic names Thurm Bein Hatcher Burlun placeable landscapes and barren rooms all combine to create a sembl. I wish I had written this book Dark methodical these stories wiggle their way into your brain and stay there for a long long time like little cerebro literary worms


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    The Wavering Knife Stories E–pub Free Brian Evenson ¹ 0 characters summary ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¹ Brian Evenson I am unsure how to uantify my appreciation of this book THE WAVERING KNIFE is a short story collection so there were stories that were intriguing and mind bending in a way only Brian Evenson is capable of There was no bad story to speak of here but there are some I didn't understand Stories like MORAN'S MEXICO A REFUTATION BY C STELZMANN or BODY for example But some of these stories man They're special WHITE SU

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    The Wavering Knife Stories E–pub Free Though the first couple of stories in this collection didn't wholly win me over their humor and dark tendencies set enough hooks in my flesh to keep reading The collection opens up after that into a world of rural religious zealots dwelling in moral ambiguity you can almost see the Trump signs in the background obsessed narrators twisted psychological dramas bizarre vignettes of violence and torture tales that recall Kafka's 'In the Penal

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    summary The Wavering Knife Stories The Wavering Knife Stories E–pub Free Brian Evenson ¹ 0 characters The Wavering Knife by Brian Evenson Among the writers we read there are some who entertain us some we can appreciate but don’t feel any particular affinity with some we intensely dislike and some we admire so much we’d

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    summary The Wavering Knife Stories The Wavering Knife Stories E–pub Free summary ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¹ Brian Evenson 44 Brian Evenson — The Wavering Knife contains “Barcode Jesus” one of the finest American short stories of the last sixty years Samuel R Delany his 50 literary pillars

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    summary ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¹ Brian Evenson The Wavering Knife Stories E–pub Free Brian Evenson ¹ 0 characters I wish I had written this book Dark methodical these stories wiggle their way into your brain and stay there for a long long time like little cerebro literary worms

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    summary The Wavering Knife Stories The Wavering Knife Stories E–pub Free summary ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¹ Brian Evenson This review first appeared in issue 62 of The Cincinnati Review It's maybe the most fun I've had thinking about a bookRegarding Fleshknives1 This is the paragraph in which I overlay the subject of this review―the finest book I have read in the past twelve months Brian Evenson’s The Wavering Knife and yes less review of than documentation of experience with or through―with doilies crocheted by other than

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    The Wavering Knife Stories E–pub Free Brian Evenson ¹ 0 characters Evenson's stories are superbly constructed but I felt this collection grow a little repetitive When you grow accustomed to the grotesue it cease

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    Brian Evenson ¹ 0 characters The Wavering Knife Stories E–pub Free this review originally appeared in Art VoiceBrian Evenson observes violence He is the man behind the counter selling pins to

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    summary The Wavering Knife Stories Brian Evenson ¹ 0 characters The Wavering Knife Stories E–pub Free The typeface in this book is the ugliest shit I've ever seen Yes that impeded my enjoyment I did like about six of these nineteen stories but that's not a very good ratio I got a pretty heavy Paul Auster vibe off this guy gr

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    The Wavering Knife Stories E–pub Free Brian Evenson ¹ 0 characters summary ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¹ Brian Evenson An excellent collection of short stories dealing with themes of obsession horror and other miscellaneous oddities tied together by Brian Evenson's malignant preoccupation with the theme of human distortion Just like the title suggests Brian Evenson loves creating a wavering effect between the grit of humanity and the illusions tha

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