by Clint Williamson

The Storyteller Essays – Walter Benjamin

Stories rely on their iterability, extant within a system of circulation, mobile and memorable.

Nothing but the Night – John Williams

The last of Williams’s novels to be reissued, 1948’s NOTHING BUT THE NIGHT now marks the inevitable death knell of the Williams literary revival.

Modern Science and Anarchy – Peter Kropotkin

MODERN SCIENCE AND ANARCHY deserves to be read, if only to briefly inhabit the intoxication of Kropotkin’s hope.

UFO Drawings from the National Archives – David Clarke

Neither Mulder nor Scully nor us ever found joy in a narrative that offered us “the truth” since the “out there” was always more than enough.

Berlin Alexanderplatz – Alfred Döblin

It’s a work wherein that which is nascent only moves in a single, inevitable line, to onomatopoeic beats of the novel’s closing words, “widdeboom, widdeboom.”

Eight Lectures on Experimental Music – Ed. Alvin Lucier

While this elite benefaction may help to undergird the lucky artist’s work, it certainly does not offer a hell of a lot of relief to this lost listener who cannot afford their dietary staples.

In Search of New Babylon – Dominique Scali

This genealogy of American violence suggests the West as an extension of a mechanism long set in motion, always going to break in the singular, inevitable way it could have.

The Service Porch – Fred Moten

Moten’s poetry crafts a situation in which the melody stays hidden. He never plays the head of the composition, even if he alludes to the conceptual sphere of the movement.