Mandarin by Aaron Kunin
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The Mandarin

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Mandarin by Aaron Kunin

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"The Mandarin" does at least pretend to be an ordinary novel. It is set in places that no longer exist in Minneapolis - houses and apartments where one of the characters used to live, businesses and restaurants that have closed or moved elsewhere. Its narrator, Willy, writes boring novels that put everyone to sleep. The plot develops recursively rather than progressively, as a kind of theme-and-variations; usually one of the characters is in a house or a room, and the others are outside trying to get in. "The Mandarin" is written almost entirely in dialogue; as a result, actions and events tend to occur within a nimbus of uncertainty. Consciousness tends to be communal rather than personal. "The Mandarin" preserves the conventions of the novel: the speakers are individualized characters speaking in an identifiable situation. This means that, at any moment, the characters might stop talking and start doing something. Of course, they won't, but this option is always available to them.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781934200094
ISBN-10: 1934200093
Format: Paperback
(209mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Fence Magazine Inc, Division of Fence Books
Publisher: Fence Magazine Inc, Division of Fence Books
Publish Date: 15-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Aaron Kunin

AARON KUNIN is a poet, critic, and novelist. He is the author of Folding Ruler Star (Fence Books, 2005), a collection of small poems about shame. He lives in California, where he is an assistant professor of negative anthropology at Pomona College.

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