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Against The Priests of Truth

(An edited translation of this text has been published in the Danish publication Atlas.) 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… 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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Proof that Kafka Read Lacan: Reading Kafka with Lacan

Previously on Reading Kafka with Lacan, we have dealt with how the ‘external’ law machine and ‘internal’ configurations of Kafka’s characters play out in Franz Kafka’s major works, The Castle (1926) and The Trial  (1925).1 In the following however, rather than attempt such a broad analysis of Kafka’s major themes, I will be focussing on his… Keep Reading

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A Note: Defanging critiques, Disciplining dissent

A few months ago my friend Jon and I were invited to give a session at ark books in connection to the Copenhagen Literature Festival (KBH Læser). The topic of the festival this year was “Growth”, in the broadest sense, and the event at ark books was named “Accursed Growth”. We were to speak about… Keep Reading

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Aliens and Anorexia by Chris Kraus

The second book in the I Love Dick trilogy begins where I Love Dick ends. Chris is in Berlin trying to sell her experimental short film after having it rejected at several film festivals. She is freezing, she is lonely, there is a lot of waiting and a ton of rejection. So, she meditates on… Keep Reading

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