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The Jiri Chronicles & Other Fictions

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These audacious stories shine with artistic nuance and fearless emotional intensity. Tragic, lyrical, hilarious, and politically controversial, they exist in a world where fact is as strange as fiction, and fiction is often disguised as fact.

The Jiri Chronicles & Other Fictions is divided into three sections, each a unique literary experiment. In Snapshots: A Genealogy
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Paperback, 192 pages
Published March 11th 2007 by Fiction Collective 2
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Jennifer
Dec 04, 2010 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
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Oh, Debra DiBlasi, how I love you so. This book is one of my favorites, I really love the narrative style of everything involving Jiri Cech, it is odd and quite garbled, but very lovely. In particular I love the story called "Blue" about a man who goes to a restaurant and sits at a white table, while admiring the blue table from afar, as he reminisces about his ex girlfriend. I couldn't put this book down. It was something that really has inspired me in technique and style.
Tim
Mar 09, 2008 Tim added it
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Way more interesting than Prayers of an Accidental Nature, The Jiri Chronicles starts off with what seem to be family reminiscences before gradually giving way to collage chaos (photos, text boxes, footnotes, drawings, weird asides, margin notes, fake ads, fake [?] corporate memos, bluebottles, other uncategorizable weirdness) in a story, or something like a story, about someone names Jiri Cech, who may be the author's surrogate or surrogate lover or some other invention--you get the feeling ...more
Brandon
Feb 10, 2016 Brandon rated it liked it
Tried to do some interesting things, succeeded at a few. I think an interesting work, but not something that I would push onto a friend. Although it used the Platypus as symbol in the most beautiful way.
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Jul 28, 2007 John rated it it was amazing

Seriously, get this book. No matter if you like it, love it, or hate it, you'll be tied to it. And go for the perfume, as well.
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i'm not sure how i feel. though i've read it. the author is a personal friend of lance olsen and his book was absolutely amazing. the format got to me. the content i was a big fan of.
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Debra Di Blasi is an award-wining writer, visual artist, independent scholar, and international lecturer. She is author of six books and hundreds of short works, with fiction published in leading anthologies of innovative writing, and prominent journals and reviews. Her writing has been adaptated to film, radio, theatre, and audio CD in the US and abroad. As a former art critic and founding ...more
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