By Meredith Quartermain
Intimate jealousies among writers, wagers of braveness and ambition, and histories of the colors violet and yellow are a few of the topics within the first part, “Caravan.” Struggles of moms, fathers, and sisters (and the figures drawn within the chinese language written characters that signify them) spread as stories of affection, loss of life, and revenge within the staff of news within the moment part, “Orientalisme.” In “Scriptorium,” the 3rd part, we discover out how Bartleby’s father, a Caucasian prepare dinner focusing on chinese language food, received Bartleby into writing within the first position. within the fourth sequence of news, “How to Write,” we learn the way Bartleby loses her I whereas assembly Allen Ginsberg, Alice Toklas, and a true chinese language cook dinner who works in a fictional condominium of Ethel Wilson, and the way Malcolm Lowry’s existence got here to an finish. The 5th and final part, “Moccasin Box,” investigates how a Sebaldesque Bartleby is silenced through Pauline Johnson.
Taking its cue from genre-bending writers like Robert Walser and Enrique Vila-Matas, I, Bartleby cunningly demanding situations barriers among fiction and reality.
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I, Bartleby by Meredith Quartermain