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The Review of Contemporary Fiction: Gilbert Sorrentino and Mulligan Stew: Summer 2011

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Featuring essays and tributes by Jonathan Lethem, Marjorie Perloff,and Gerald Howard among others, this issue of the Review of Contemporary Fiction focuses on the life and work of Gilbert Sorrentino, with a special focus on his most popular novel, the endlessly fascinating, frustrating, and hilarious Mulligan Stew.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published December 1st 2011 by Dalkey Archive Press (first published August 1st 2011)
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MJ Nicholls
I have hit the Sorrentino MOTHERLODE with my first RCF subscription. First last season’s Failure Issue, featuring selected bitchery from the Dalkey correspondence archives, now this complete issue devoted to Gilbert and his comic masterwork Mulligan Stew. Sadly, I slurped it up like a coke-addled groupie, and now the Sorrentino comedown must begin. The issue features a range of scholarly essays on MS—perspectives on the aesthetics of failure and its hidden politics, along with a look at the text ...more
Dylan Suher
Papers/essays/articles of note: Aidan Higgins, Thierry Robin, Jennika Baines, Maciej Ruczaj, Anthony Adams, Amy Nejezchleb

Books to check out: Steve Weiner, Sweet England; Antonio Ungar, Tres Ataudes Blancos; Gary Lutz, Divorcer.
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