by Patrick Disselhorst

Little Reunions – Eileen Chang

Chang has been referred to as China’s Joan Didion.

Destruction and Sorrow Beneath the Heavens – László Krasznahorkai

Like Krasznahorkai’s fictions, his sentences (or in this case, series of clauses) conspire together, in a kind of interlocking state of indecision, building a sense of elusive, strangled exasperation.

Cosmic Pessimism – Eugene Thacker

Thacker’s text isn’t a monument; it isn’t even a book.

Counternarratives – John Keene

The title Counternarratives can be understood as describing the way these stories actively push back against instituted narratives, forcing fictional flights of the imagination in order to pin down and ascertain certain truths that have been effectively lost.