Friday, December 11, 2009

Interview with John D. Woods

Adam Robinson has a very fine interview with my Action, Yes co-editor John Dermot Woods about his new book *The Complete Collection of People, Places and Things* over at HTML Giant.

This was my blurb for John's book: "John Woods' THE COMPLETE COLLECTION brings the small-town America of Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio into conversation with Italo Calvino's fake travelogue, Invisible Cities, and that book's dreamish vision of Imperial China. Like Calvino's novel, the book evokes a kind of nearly Renaissance-like iconographic worldview of Memory and the Imagination, but one channeled through the disposable world of American children's toys and comic books. The flat voice is disconcertingly balanced between farce, comedy and deadly seriousness."


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