Forgetfulness: A Novel
by Michael Mejia (Goodreads Author)
The first part of Forgetfulness is a fictional monograph on the life of the Austrian modernist composer Anton von Webern (1883-1945).The collage-work monograph unfolds in a Webernian sequence of events and silences combining quotes from Webern, his friends and associates, and various historical and literary figures with short scenes, monologues, dialogues, newspaper articl...more
Paperback, 260 pages
Published April 4th 2005 by Fiction Collective 2
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--oh, brilliant. A novel that did not sacrifice concept while often simultaneously managing a stunning beauty at the level of the line. Mejia's is a rich sense of place, shot through with humor, replete with thoughtfulness, clearly in service to a minimalist aesthetic; melancholy, lovely read.