I needed a framework, an organised structure for breaking down Evan Dara’s play Provisional Biography of Mose Eakins into its fixed and variable components. The solution was a large table, a gridded spreadsheet with time on the vertical axis.
by Ned Devere (@edevere17) 1. Pseudonymous I came late to Evan Dara. You see, to entertain myself and a few like-minded others I blog pseudonymously as the pseudonymous author of certain plays and poems written in the 16th century. This requires a lot of homework, a perpetual pile of nonfiction meant to keep me fromContinue reading “Guiding Mose Eakins, Part 1 “
It’s been heartening to see the reaction to Permanent Earthquake, which was released this summer. But it’s especially cockle-warming to see a note of recognition from one of our best contemporary literary critics, Steven Moore. Moore is probably best known for his trailblazing work on William Gaddis, including his Reader’s Guide to William Gaddis’ TheContinue reading “Steven Moore’s List of the Most Impressive Books of 2021”
A generous and passionate review of Permanent Earthquake, with nods to Cormac McCarthy, Colson Whitehead, Camus, and even N.K. Jemison. No real spoilers here, but a well-chosen medley of snippets to provide a bit of the feel of Evan Dara’s latest.
It has been 8 years since Evan Dara released his most recent novel, Flee. Today we can announce that Evan Dara’s newest work, Permanent Earthquake, is available to order:http://aurora148.com/permanentearthquake.php Prepare to be rattled. “But is a fall a fall if you don’t stay on the”
Coming soon from Pálido Fuego…the Spanish translation of Evan Dara’s “Provisional Biography of Mose Eakins.”
Guest Post by Gabe Cweigenberg Can we talk about the fireflies? How about Chomsky? What I mainly want to focus on is the relationship Chomsky has to the book. I guess you could say he’s one of the recurring characters. So, in the fifties, Chomsky introduced his concept of Universal Grammar. A Dara quote isContinue reading “Can We Talk About the Fireflies?”
As we prepare to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the publication of The Lost Scrapbook, we are encouraging readers and admirers of Evan Dara to share their thoughts and reflections on this monumental debut. We’ll be mixing these in with some of the other reviews that have accumulated over the years. Submissions of any kind—poems,Continue reading “Call for submissions: 25th anniversary of the Lost Scrapbook”
We’ve got some good news to share with our #Portuguese readers: the new issue of Qorpus—which is published in Brasil—includes Lucas Lazzaretti’s translation of Evan Dara’s play, Provisional Biography of Mose Eakins. You can check it out here: https://t.co/8BMQZg0avu — Evan Dara Affinity (@LincolnSelwyn) July 21, 2020 Here’s a direct link to the PDF: https://t.co/ztb3ayKXQKContinue reading “Provisional Biography of Mose Eakins – Now in Portuguese!”
“Indeed, in the challenge they pose to the assumption that the conventional patterns define the novel as a form, Dara’s novels are arguably the most radically disruptive books in American fiction since, say, Gilbert Sorrentino in a work like Mulligan Stew”