Category: Evan Dara

Posts directly related to the novels of Evan Dara.

Evan Dara’s “Biografia provisional de Mose Eakins”

Coming soon from Pálido Fuego…the Spanish translation of Evan Dara’s “Provisional Biography of Mose Eakins.”

Can We Talk About the Fireflies?

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,… Continue Reading “Can We Talk About the Fireflies?”

The Lost Scrapbook – Ebook edition

*NEWS* As we celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Lost Scrapbook, we are beyond pleased to announce that Evan Dara's dazzling debut is now available—for the first time—as an eBook. If you've been unable to track it down in print, purchase it in pixels.… Continue Reading “The Lost Scrapbook – Ebook edition”

Call for submissions: 25th anniversary of the Lost Scrapbook

Cover of The Lost Scrapbook by Evan Dara

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… Continue Reading “Call for submissions: 25th anniversary of the Lost Scrapbook”

Provisional Biography of Mose Eakins – Now in Portuguese!

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: — Evan Dara Affinity (@LincolnSelwyn)… Continue Reading “Provisional Biography of Mose Eakins – Now in Portuguese!”

Giving Voice: On the Work of Evan Dara

“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.

El Cuaderno Perdido Review

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… Continue Reading “El Cuaderno Perdido Review”

The Lost Scrapbook – Goodreads 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… Continue Reading “The Lost Scrapbook – Goodreads Review”

F is for Fake

Another penetrating review of Evan Dara's The Easy Chain (i.e, La cadena fácil via @palidofuego_ed), this time from @osbrox. Apologies for the cyber translation, but here is the closer: "The exciting thing about The Easy Chain is that its author… — Evan Dara… Continue Reading “F is for Fake”