Category: Evan Dara

Posts directly related to the novels of Evan Dara.

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”

La Cadena Fácil

We were pleased to learn this week that the crackerjack team at Palido Fuego announced that their long-anticipated translation of Evan Dara’s The Easy Chain will be coming out on September 23rd.  You can order your copy here. We interviewed the translator, José Luis Amores,… Continue Reading “La Cadena Fácil”

A New Evan Dara Novel?

Does anybody out there know (even through rumors) whether Evan Dara is working on another novel? I’m finishing up an essay on Dara, and any info about this would be helpful to me. — Daniel Green (@greenlitcrit) August 7, 2019 The critic’s critic, Daniel… Continue Reading “A New Evan Dara Novel?”

Venture Pleonexia

One of the cruel curses of the Trumpocene era, which likely afflicts large swathes of the literate within a society daydreaming toward totalitarianism, is the random reminder of your kakistocratic overlords while trying to enjoy a novel.  For instance, reading Dara’s The Easy Chain… Continue Reading “Venture Pleonexia”

Jim Gauer and the Anxiety of Influence

Still working my way through Jim Gauer’s Novel Explosives, but his appearance on The Great Concavity  (which is warmly supported by this site) is worth listening to in full.  For a quick gulp, here’s a clip of Dave Laird reading from the book: Here’s a… Continue Reading “Jim Gauer and the Anxiety of Influence”