Brian Chappell

Animal Collection: An Interview with Colin Winnette

October 16, 2012
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Animal Collection, a new book of stories by Colin Winnette, is a subtle blend of experimentation and dramaturgy.

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Artistry Bordering on Meditation: Discussing The Artist As Mystic with Yahia Lababidi

June 12, 2012
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The setting, Yahia reminds me more than once, is a little absurd.

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Interview with Colin Winnette, Part 2

May 28, 2012
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“I think we want to innovate.”

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Interview with Colin Winnette, Part 1

May 21, 2012
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The seven sections of Colin Winnette’s slim new novel Revelation correspond to the seven angels of the Book of Revelation.

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Bat & Man

February 28, 2012
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It’s also the nature of mythology to slowly but surely seep into the collective consciousness.

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1Q84

January 23, 2012
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All the tasty bits of vintage Murakami are here: dull but steadfast male leads, hypersexual and hypersexy teenagers, strange conspiracies loaded with uncanny coincidences, and, of course, forays into parallel universes.

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Monsters, Inc.

November 24, 2011
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Zone One is not a zombie novel.

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Indie Bookstores: Paris

October 4, 2011
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What would a trip to Paris be without a gentle kiss from Destiny?

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Indie Bookstores: Cambridge and Boston

August 26, 2011
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The first books I saw when I walked in were Franco Moretti’s two-volume history of the novel. I’m in paradise.

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Poem of the Week: Brooks Lampe

August 25, 2011
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[Three Prose Poems]

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Poem of the Week: J.T. Welsch

August 18, 2011
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[Hook]

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Poem of the Week: Luke Johnson

August 11, 2011
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[Psalm for Third Base]

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Poem of the Week: Yahia Lababidi

August 4, 2011
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[What do animals dream?]

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All in a Day’s Work

July 12, 2011
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These types of genres are a narratologist’s dream, because one can spend an inordinate amount of time (even in a 190 page book like this one) teasing out the tiniest components of this unfamiliar world.

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Caleb’s Passing

June 20, 2011
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The climax of the novel is so mawkish that its downright dismissal of the fraught implications of his “achievement” are extremely troubling.

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The Narratology of LOST: Loops and Privileged Positions

June 8, 2011
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LOST generates the final thrust of its narrative through even more privileged positions.

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