Permission

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Product Details

Price
$14.50  $13.34
Publisher
Dalkey Archive Press
Publish Date
Pages
201
Dimensions
5.58 X 8.46 X 0.57 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781564788580
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About the Author

S. D. Chrostowska is the author of "Literature on Trial: The Emergence of Critical Discourse in Germany, Poland & Russia, 1700-1800." She is Assistant Professor of European Studies in the Department of Humanities at York University.

Reviews

One of the most intellectually bracing, technically fascinating Canadian-authored novels of the year.--Steven W. Beattie "Quill & Quire "

S. D. Chrostowska achieves unexpected buoyancy in spite of the intensity of her material. "Permission," certain to be among the most formally adventurous books published this year, will thrill readers of fearless stylists like Blanchot, Barthes, and Anne Carson. In its obsessive intricacy, it evokes even earlier forbears: those wonderfully melancholy European humanists, Thomas Browne and Robert Burton.'Every Library is a haunted cemetery, ' writes F. Wren, the narrator of "Permission." This fine and perplexing novel is itself something between a library and a cemetery, spinning around the hauntings of desire, the confusions of memory, the ambiguities of solitude and, above all, the mystery of writing.--Teju Cole

I found [ "Permission"] to be a complex, elusive, perplexing, and, at times, bold work that alternated between thrilling possibilities and frustrating gestures, but always a work that begged to be deeply pondered and reread.--Terry Pitts "3: AM "

I found ["Permission"] to be a complex, elusive, perplexing, and, at times, bold work that alternated between thrilling possibilities and frustrating gestures, but always a work that begged to be deeply pondered and reread.--Terry Pitts "3: AM "