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Robert Siegle

ROBERT SIEGLE is the author of The Politics of Reflexivity: Narrative and the Constitutive Poetics of Culture; Suburban Ambush: Downtown Writing and the Fiction of Insurgency; Mirror to Mirror: Postmodernity in South Asian Fiction.

Matthew Vollmer’s “Situated Self”

At a time when there are so many good writers at work, it’s not easy to separate my “want more” from my “not right now” writers. It wasn’t easy to do so with the last generation either—a task which I nonetheless undertook in Suburban Ambush to talk about those writers who, having cleared away the late modern invasive growth being sustained by all the wrong economies, did something interesting with the plot of narrative ground they’d cleared.


The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2023

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