A Modern Way to Die; Small Stories and Microtales

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A Modern Way to Die; Small Stories and Microtales

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  1. When attempting to maintain the tradition of absurdism beyond Kafka and Kharms, a certain wit is necessary to keep all the nonsequiturs and wild leaps from being written merely for their own sake the prose poems of Russell Edson are the best examples of a successful continuation of absurdism Even when Edson veers toward sheer ridiculousness, his works often have a lucid attentiveness to language, a sense of the absurdity inherent to the self conscious being and precise though strangely imaginati [...]


  2. This collection of small tales predates the in vogue term flash fiction, but it s surely one of the cornerstones of the tradition With compressed prose where the short story meets the prose poem, Wortsman continues in a vein mined by an internationally diverse cast of authors, including Cortazar, Kafka and Edson.


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