My Man and other Critical Fictions by Wendy Walker

Temporary Culture is pleased to announce the publication of

by Wendy Walker

Publication date : 25 October 2011
Original frontispiece portrait of Joseph Conrad and Wendy Walker by Joanna Ebenstein and G.F. Newland.
128 pp. Oblong 6-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches.
Twenty-two numbered copies for subscribers, signed by the author and artists, have been specially bound by hand in dark green Asahi book cloth with Spanish marbled endsheets (details upon request).
Trade issue : hardcover, full Brillianta cloth binding with printed dust jacket. ISBN 978-0-9764660-7-9 $22.50
(plus postage : $5.00 in U.S., $15.00 overseas). Major credit cards accepted. Trade discount available.

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, The Iguana, 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.

“Radical, dignified, tasteful, and cool.” — William Gillespie

“Mysterious, uncanny” — David Auerbach,

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). Her website is

Orders and further information from :
Henry Wessells
Temporary Culture
P.O. Box 43072
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043-0072
Electronym : wessells [at] aol [dot] com

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