My Man and other Critical Fictions

Wendy
Walker

$300

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Hand Bound Issue, one of 22 copies signed by Author & Artists

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
First edition, one of 22 copies signed by the author and by the artists
Hand bound in full dark green Asahi cloth, upper cover with printed label. As new
310014
$300

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)