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Against Books

This month on the Ark Review, taking inspiration from Mark Grief’s recent book “Against Everything”, we are going to try and write against everything. Collectively though, and one subject at a time. So really more like Against ________. As in, fill in the ________. In today’s piece, which is rich in trivia, though not on a… Keep Reading

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Against Classics

This month on the Ark Review, taking inspiration from Mark Grief’s recent book “Against Everything”, we are going to try and write against everything. Collectively though, and one subject at a time. So really more like Against ________. As in, fill in the ________. In today’s piece, Neus Casanova Vico tears down the Western canon as… Keep Reading

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White Girls

White Girls I Our first introduction to SL, the love of Hilton Als in White Girls, is at the movies: The silvery movie light and dark made him look more colored. I loved his profile, his long strong neck and perfect posture. He looked as authoritative as someone you might call Sir, and as beautiful and… Keep Reading

Ark Review/Interviews

Against Individuals: Interview With Mycelium

This month on the Ark Review, taking inspiration from Mark Grief’s recent book “Against Everything”, we are going to try and write against everything. Collectively though, and one subject at a time. So really more like Against ________. As in, fill in the ________.  Today’s piece started life a few weeks back when, in a… Keep Reading

Ark Review/Essays/Long read

Against The Priests of Truth

This month on the Ark Review, taking inspiration from Mark Grief’s recent book “Against Everything”, we are going to try and write against everything. Collectively though, and one subject at a time. So really more like Against ________. As in, fill in the ________.  In today’s piece Macon Holt, with his “profound ignorance of language… Keep Reading

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Against Book Recommendations

This month on the Ark Review, taking inspiration from Mark Grief’s recent book “Against Everything”, we are going to try and write against everything. Collectively though, and one subject at a time. So really more like  Against ________. As in, fill in the ________. STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING AND READ THIS! For God’s sake! this… Keep Reading

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Routines of Quiet Girls

My favorite poem by Anne Carson is in Autobiography of Red: Arrow means kill It parted Geryon’s skull like a comb Made The boy neck lean At an odd slow angle sideways as when a Poppy shames itself in a whip of Nude breeze And then later: He felt Herakles’ hand move on his thigh… Keep Reading

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The Terrifying Ambivalence of Theory-Fiction

I want to talk about theory-fiction, an obscure practice that has been around for a while but has recently reared itself back into view. While we could take this to mean theory heavy pieces of auto-fiction such as I Love Dick or, according to the unflattering assessment of the critic James Woods, the hysterical realists1 (works… Keep Reading

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