These three writers stretch the boundaries of genre to create new and exciting forms of literature, and the results are surprising and often hilarious. Jess Arndt’s story collection Large Animals straddles the line between real and imagined, masculine and feminine, making room for the undefined, the nonconforming, the queer. The “book-lover’s cartoonist,” Tom Gauld combines literary criticism and pop culture, the highbrow and lowbrow, in his latest collection of comics, Baking with Kafka. And 300 Arguments, the latest from Sarah Manguso, is not quite essays, not quite poetry, not quite fiction or nonfiction – it is or something else entirely new, something Manguso’s own. Moderated by Robin Romm (editor of The Double Bind: Women on Ambition).
Outlaws and Renegades: Innovative Short Forms
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