Wreckage of Reason II by Nava Renek
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In this follow up to the 2008 bestselling Wreckage of Reason: An Anthology of Experimental Prose by Contemporary Women Writers, 29 contributors use different styles and language genres, their tools at hand, to illustrate moments of conflict, amusement, bafflement and joy that make up a day, a year, an individual life or a collective history. Held up to the light or inspected under a microscope, set in locales real, virtual, mythic, and imaginary, characters bump into and move through events, leaving readers with the humorous, sad, sexy and playful ambiguities of what it means to be alive. This anthology provides a much needed venue to spotlight women writers engaged in serious creative writing projects chronicling and responding to our current culture.

"Were this book published by St. Martin’s or Norton, they would have slapped its contents on wider margins and packaged it for the college market at twice the cost. Except Norton or St. Martin’s would never publish this book—it’s too dangerous, wild, and singular. Wreckage of Reason gives us three dozen women authors beyond any easily marketable definition; by any description, it’s an anthology worthy of an audience and acclaim.”
Ted Pelton, from The Brooklyn Rail (writing about Wreckage of Reason I)

Barbara Baer
Holly Anderson
Brooke Wonders
Anna Mockler
E. C. Bachner
Lillian Ann Slugocki
Nicolle Elizabeth
Aimee Parkison
Melanie Page
Cynthia Reeves
Karen Lillis
Carmen Firan
Martha King
Lorraine Schein
Stephanie Dickinson
Karen Brennan
Alexandra Chasin
Kathe Burkhart
Lynda Schor
Andrea Scrima
Robin Martin
Theresa O’Donnell
Donna Wyszomierski
Geri Lipschultz
Joanna Sit
Snezana Zabic
Tsipi Keller
Lyndee Yamshon
Margarita Meklina
Laynie Browne
Alicita Rodriguez
Danielle Alexander
Debra Di Blasi


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Published February 4, 2014 by Spuyten Duyvil. 270 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction