Articles by Tyler Malone

July 26, 2012

Always Someone Turns Up: On Dublinesque by Enrique Vila-Matas 7

Yes, always someone turns up you never dreamt of; and sometimes just as quickly he vanishes, remaining a ghost, a mystery. Literature has always been fascinated with these uncanny entrances and exits, the comings and goings that in life are so commonplace, but that, on the printed page, we often imbue with such significance.

March 14, 2012

Fleeing Forward: On César Aira’s Varamo 7

It becomes obvious that Aira is not merely using Varamo’s story as a guidebook describing his literary method, but rather that Aira is mocking these radical ideas of textual production in the same sentences in which he is defending them.