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The author of the book: Gary Lutz
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Edition: Future Tense Books
Date of issue: September 24th 2013
ISBN 13: 9781892061454
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unlike the poetry-prose amalgams of someone like renee gladman, who is arguably equally as painstaking with her sentences, lutz writes a kind of extreme non-poetic prose. while gladman can approach the sentence with habits associated with contemporary poetry--e.g. ashbery-like slippages between clauses, shifting subjectivity, broken signifiers--a lutz sentence is extremely parseable. and unlike a prose-writer like diane williams (whose stories are also made up of, at least grammatically, generally traditional sentences), lutz isn't a master of indeterminacy and suggestiveness... what i think makes lutz unique (and so attractive to imitators) is his taking of sentences' normative grammar and subverting and transcending (but not breaking) its rules. the singular result is a clearly identifiable style that is simultaneously emotionally clamped and devastating.
the size of this chapbook was also for me just the right amount of lutz. he's pretty intense to be with for much longer. but maybe one can evolve to him. i kept wondering what a lutz novel would be like...
or maybe the story collections are what a novel would be like. for in each story, there's just enough plot to ground the language--usually we're dealing with aborted love and/or aging. characterization is also minimal, at least the broad strokes kind. instead we have recordings of instances of personality--too far in close up to make a character--or a kind of everyperson abjectness. so that, maybe the novel would just be this, a carefully sustained and perfectly familiar heartache, rendered in deviously straitjacketed prose that would go impossibly on and on.
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Read information about the authorGary Lutz is an American writer of both poetry and fiction. His work has appeared in Sleepingfish, NOON, The Quarterly, Conjunctions, Unsaid, Fence, StoryQuarterly, The Believer, Cimarron Review, 3rd Bed, Slate Magazine, New York Tyrant, The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories, The Apocalypse Reader (Thunder's Mouth Press), PP/FF: An Anthology (Starcherone Books), The Random House Treasury of Light Verse and in the film 60 Writers/60 Places.
A collection of his short fiction, Stories in the Worst Way, was published by Alfred A. Knopf in November 1996 and re-published by 3rd Bed in 2002 and Calamari Press in 2009. Lutz's second collection of short stories, I Looked Alive, was published by the now-defunct Four Walls Eight Windows in 2003 and republished by Black Square Editions/Brooklyn Rail in 2010. Partial List of People to Bleach, a chapbook of both new and rare early stories (published pseudonymously as Lee Stone in Gordon Lish's The Quarterly) was released by Future Tense Books in 2007. Divorcer, a collection of seven stories, was released by Calamari Press in 2011.
In 1996, Gary Lutz was recipient of a literature grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and in 1999, he was awarded a grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award.
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