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Electric Literature No. 1

by Michael Cunningham

Other authors: T Cooper (Contributor), Lydia Millet (Contributor), Diana Wagman (Contributor)

Series: Electric Literature (1)

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A literary anthology featuring writing by: Michael Cunningham Jim Shepard T. Cooper Lydia Millet Diana Wagman

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I liked it, although I wouldn't say any of the writing was avant garde, really -- more like straight-ahead well-crafted fiction, none of it that knocked my socks off, though Diana Wagman's "Three-Legged Dog" came close. Also liked the writing in the Michael Cunningham but dammit, I don't like excerpts from novels parading themselves as short stories. They're two different animals. It did stoke me up for the book whenever it shows up, but y'know. That's why I stopped subscribing to Granta, too many excerpts, too many publicists flogging writers to send chapters behind the scenes. If I'm supposed to get five short stories I want five short stories, please.

I wonder if the issues have themes, like Granta does... this one could be the Obsessive Love issue, although jeez, I guess most stories are about obsessive love in one sense or another. Anyway -- enjoyable, I still hate the cover, and I'm looking forward to the next issue. ( )
  lisapeet | Mar 31, 2013 |
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A literary anthology featuring writing by: Michael Cunningham Jim Shepard T. Cooper Lydia Millet Diana Wagman

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  • Your fate hurtles down at you / Jim Shepard
  • Three-legged dog / Diana Wagman
  • The time machine / T. Cooper
  • From OLYMPIA, a novel in progress / Michael Cunningham
  • Sir Henry / Lydia Millet
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