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Jon Dozier-Ezell

FICTION: THE WELLES WE DIG

With an early history of fantastic projects like the radio broadcast of War of the Worlds and his directorial debut in Citizen Kane, Welles emerged as prodigy, genius, Hollywood darling.

TOKENS

Centering on the racial turmoil in Mississippi in the early 1960’s, The Queen of Palmyra carries its reader from Millwood, Mississippi in early summer 1963—that fateful summer of Medgar Evars’s assassination—through the destruction and confusion of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

Games of France

Daniel Levin Becker’s Many Subtle Channels: In Praise of Potential Literature provides an immersive and enjoyable account of what is either a literary paradise (if you like that sort of thing) or a complicated hell (if you don’t). The Oulipo, whose name is an acronym for the French ouvroir de littérature potentielle, was founded in 1960 by writer Raymond Queneau and engineer François Le Lionnais, who together perfectly embodied the aims of the group

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The Brooklyn Rail

JUL-AUG 2020

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