A Modern Way to Die (Paperback)

A Modern Way to Die By Peter Wortsman Cover Image
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First published in 1991, and now issued in a second edition, comprising short short fictions most written in the eighties, A Modern Way to Die by Peter Wortsman, "predates the in-vogue term flash fiction, but it's surely one of the cornerstones of the tradition," (according to short form pioneer Pete Cherches). As Wortsman notes in the book's original foreword, these texts appeared "in the absence of big things to say ...] guided only by the precarious optimism of the pen." Conceived as a disjointed compendium of narrative treatments of life's common denominator, death, the book's spare hit and run aesthetic gravitates from enhanced neon hyperrealist reportage to nightmare parable to plummet the surreal substrata of the American Dream.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781949790153
ISBN-10: 1949790150
Publisher: Pelekinesis
Publication Date: April 20th, 2020
Pages: 224
Language: English