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”
Chris Via provides an introduction to Evan Dara’s Provisional Biography of Mose Eakins, a play Dara published in 2018. He also touches on his experience reading The Lost Scrapbook.
Here is a rough translation of the opening of Facundo Melillo’s review of El Cuaderno Perdido. “How to start writing about this book? If the words do not reach me. Dara is a unique writer who refers to others but knows only himself. There are echoes of Pynchon, DeLillo, Manuel Puig, William Gaddis, Beckett and in turn somethingContinue reading “El Cuaderno Perdido Review”
“For a book that has no discernible narrator and a multitude of anecdotal scenes which often times don’t resolve themselves and changes literary mid sentence this is a very readable book. Dara has drawn comparisons with Gaddis, especially Gaddis’ debut The Recognitions, but this book I believe is more comparable to Gaddis’ phenomenal JR. CeaselessContinue reading “The Lost Scrapbook – Goodreads Review”