Realism´s Last Word

Excerpt from THE ORGAN-GRINDER’S MONKEY: CULTURE AFTER THE AVANT-GARDE, published by Litteraria Pragensia. “From two recent novels, a story emerges about the future for the Anglophone novel.” So begins an …

Walking the Dog

Seems I ought to share my day with you. There are days that just call out for the sharing and this was one of them. We live right in the …

Keeping Prague Homeless from Freezing

It’s been a mild winter thus far in Prague, but even with overnight temps hovering around six or eight degrees, how many of us would choose to sleep over on …

Experimentalism, Part III

One of the highlights of 2013 for Equus Press has been the publication of George Bataille’s Louis XXX (trans. Stuart Kendall), a neat little book that holds a multitude, the …

Experimentalism 2

In EXPERIMENTALISM, PART 1, “experiment” was traced back to its etymological connection with “experience” as the process of departing from what has been tested, of gaining knowledge by venturing beyond …

Experimentalism

One of the trademarks of “experimental” fiction, both recent and ancient, is its backlash against the label “experimental.” Here, let me settle for only two examples from somewhere in between …

A Sickness called America

*A review of Thor Garcia’s The News Clown, first published in nthposition. This is a coming of age novel. Its protagonist Thor ascends to manhood not by battling Don Cossacks, …

Towards the structuring of a minimum coalition

The outcome of the recent election is not particularly favourable to any of the parties in the Czech Republic. With no clear programme-based majority in the parliament the participants will …

Those Wondrous Election Days

At the third attempt the Czechs finally achieved the impossible: to elect some candidates yet not to elect anyone. Much like God stepping down from Heaven to divert bullets and …

The Apocalypse of St. Cleo III

A barefooted Cleo showed up as instructed the next morning at the rat-braining factory outside town. The boss man looked her over and was pleased. Cleo signed the required employment …

The Apocalypse of St. Cleo II

The book is going to be published by Equus press. The family dragged its few meager suitcases from the dock down to the poor area, as required by law. Eventually, …

The Apocalypse of St. Cleo I

The book is going to be published by Equus press. Times were tough, oh they were hard. The people were poor, afflicted and drug-addicted. The soft piano played. William Blump …

urban guerrilla concept

Canicule was recently published by Equus Press. They’ll kill us all. You know what kind of pigs we’re up against. This’s the Auschwitz generation. You can’t argue with people who …

Why this War?

According to Zbigniew Brzezinski, the West lacks a consistent strategy towards Syria and the Middle East. With the recent Deutsche Welle interview Brzezinski in essence asks the question – why …