News from Dzanc Books, a non-profit literary publisher.
Been waiting for the electronic versions of Coover's books? Dzanc is happy to announce the release of The Origin of the Brunists, Gerald's Party, John's Wife, Spanking the Maid, Pinocchio in Venice, Ghost Town, Whatever Happened to Gloomy Gus of the Chicago Bears?, Pricksongs & Descants, and A Night at the Movies
In 1971, writer Joseph McElroy published his third novel, the confessional-style Ancient History: A Paraphase. Ancient History was well received by critics at the time for its disjointed, almost frantic time structure. It will be re-released in paperback on March 25, accompanied by this new essay by Jonathan Lethem.
Read James Tierney's fabulous essay on Robert Coover's tale of West Condon. Tierney examines Coover's The Origin of The Brunists (1966) and The Brunist Day of Wrath (2014), giving readers the first comprehensive appraisal of Coover's Brunist myth.
This essay originally appeared in issue #18 of Golden Handcuffs Review.