The Lost Glove Is Happy

Sat Aug 11, 2007

Laffoley
Excerpt

I’m contemplating the following as a syllabus:

  • Metamorphosis

  • Ficciones

  • The Street of Crocodiles

  • Pale Fire

  • Imaginary Magnitude and/or A Perfect Vacuum

But I think something is missing. I don’t think that something is The Waves, though there are reasons to think so. Nor Calvino. (But were there an affordable edition of the Codex Seraphinianus!) It’s not Barthelme or Danielewski or Zadie Smith. Byatt, maybe. If those books form a series, what is the next term?