My Man and other Critical Fictions

Wendy
Walker

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Walker
Wendy
My Man and other Critical Fictions
Frontispiece illustration of Joseph Conrad and the author by Joanna Ebenstein and G. F. Newland. 138 pp
Oblong 8vo
[Upper Montclair, New Jersey]
Temporary Culture
2011
One of 527 copies, trade issue
Full green Brillianta cloth, upper cover titled in gilt. Printed dust jacket. As new
310017
$20

MY MAN AND OTHER CRITICAL FICTIONS is an original collection of 8 critical fictions on Joseph Conrad’s Nostromo, King Lear, Olaudah Equiano, Harry Mathews, and other writers and texts. The critical fiction is a literary mode that takes as its subject another literary work and treats of that work’s construction, obsessions, and sources in narrative and poetic, rather than expository/critical terms. Wendy Walker is one of the chief proponents of the critical fiction today; some of her predecessors include Jean Rhys, Jorge Luis Borges, Angela Carter, and Guy Davenport. Wendy Walker is author of a modern masterpiece, The Secret Service (1992); a work of poetic non-fiction, Blue Fire (Proteotypes, 2009), exploring the case of Constance Kent; and two collections of short fiction, The Sea-Rabbit, or, The Artist of Life (1988) and Stories out of Omarie (1995)