Category: Evan Dara

Posts directly related to the novels of Evan Dara.

Evan Dara – Provisional Biography of Mose Eakins

Today marks the publication of Evan Dara’s Provisional Biography of Mose Eakins. This eBook is available now in three cold, digital flavors: ePub, Mobi, and PDF. Please note that Aurora will only accept a donation after you read the play. To download the play,…

Provisional Biography of Mose Eakins

—Coming July 2018 —Evan Dara’s “Provisional Biography of Mose Eakins” —A work set for the stage pic.twitter.com/OdkzQqQE72 — Evan Dara Affinity (@LincolnSelwyn) June 21, 2018  

This is Not a Novel

As preparations for the release of Evan Dara's new work are nearing completion, we wanted to let faithful readers know that this is not a novel, but a play set for the stage. There is no need to prematurely evict a Danielewski or a…

Something Different From Evan Dara?

—It’s been a full decade since The Easy Chain? —And almost five years since Flee… —Hm… —So, if the pattern holds, does that mean…? —Hm… —What do you mean? Something different from Evan Dara. Coming June 2018.

Here’s to Unsuicide: An Interview with Richard Powers

The interview that @everett_hamner conducted with Richard Powers in this weekend's @LAReviewofBooks (h/t to @greenlitcrit) is a must-read: https://t.co/5LZUQOXwhH! — Evan Dara Affinity (@LincolnSelwyn) April 8, 2018 "When a person says, 'I live in the real world,' they generally mean that they live in…

Reader Response

While this is more of an interstitial post, we’ve rearranged the deck chairs of the Affinity and wanted to provide the briefest of briefings: Since not even the most rabid fan would stumble upon easychain.wordpress.com—which was meant to serve as a placeholder—a new domain…

The State of the Evan Dara Affinity

A notification from WordPress reminded me that this quixotic, Google-averse site turned 1 last month, with zero fanfare. The mission—which was cobbled together during last year’s Super Bowl between the Patriots and the Falcons—remains the same: to offer a forward operating base for supporters…

American Literature in Transition: 1990-2000

Today’s quick Twitter thread on the publication of American Literature in Transition: 1990-2000, featuring Stephen Burn’s chapter on “Encyclopedic Fictions,” which offers a moderately deep dive into Evan Dara’s The Lost Scrapbook.  The collection also includes contributions from Dara scholars Jeremy Green and Patrick O’Donnell,…

A Podcast on The Lost Scrapbook

Out of the estimated 250,000 podcasts that make up the podsphere, and the over 8 million episodes they’ve collectively generated, I don’t believe any have placed The Lost Scrapbook under the spotlight.  Until now. The Tale Told By an Idiot podcast devoted episode 5 of their…

Charlie Harris

WGLT reported that Charlie Harris passed away, which is hard news for anyone who gives a fig about good writing and provocative literature.  While Charlie may be best known as the person with the good sense to hire David Foster Wallace at Illinois State…

A Reading of The Lost Scrapbook

While updating the resources for this site, I included an expanded entry for a series of posts from a pseudonymous blogger named Ba Jin. Back in the summer of 2015, he offered a memorable chronicle of his first reading of The Lost Scrapbook, which…

Evergreen Eco-Fiction

This morning’s edition of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch carried a story which is all too familiar for fans of The Lost Scrapbook.  Reporters unearthed documents showing that 13 million pounds of hazardous waste—”bead waste,” containing cadmium, chromium, lead and other heavy metals used in…