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Electric Literature No. 4 (Electric Literature #4)

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Our fourth anthology is a celebration of the transportive joy and wonder of diving into a fully imagined world. Spanish author Javier Marías spins a tale of a mild-mannered teacher turned ghost-hunter. Mexican writer Roberto Ransom introduces us to a master fresco painter. Pulitzer Prize-nominee Joy Williams pens a fable about Baba Iaga. Ben Stroud and Pat deWitt round out ...more
ebook, 122 pages
Published July 6th 2010 by Smashwords Edition (first published June 10th 2010)
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Mike Puma
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Review, of sorts, in Message 1.
Nov 04, 2011 Bill rated it really liked it
This is the only lit journal I read cover to cover because I design it. But the fiction is top-notch. The books are 120-140 pages of mostly text and are comprised of five stories by different — usually well-known — authors. In most issues, there is also beautiful interstitial imagery unrelated to the fiction, but part of the overall mood of each volume.
Definitely give it a try. Available in print and all digital formats.
Some insider info: They are coming out with a box set of the first six volum
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Called "a refreshingly bold act of optimism" by the Washington Post Online, this new literary magazine's cause célèbre is to get great stories out to people using the newest technology. Co-editors Andy Hunter and Scott Lindenbaum introduce a multimedia evening featuring new stories from the magazine.
May 02, 2012 Arlo rated it really liked it
Solid/the good shit. Only complaint is Patrick Dewitt's story was a twist on a story that's been done repeatedly. Maybe that's what he intended. Anyhow, the writing lives up to the hype and is top notch.
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Didn't love this edition as much as others, maybe it was the more fantastical motifs. The Javier Marias' "The Resignation Letter..." and Patrick de Witt's "The Bastard" were my favorites.
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Electric Literature is a bimonthly anthology of short stories created by writers tired of hearing about how literary fiction is doomed. We often hear that no one reads anymore, and yet everywhere we look we see people reading—whether it be books, blogs, twitters, or text messages. Before we write the epitaph for the literary age, we thought, let’s try it this way first: select stories with a stron ...more
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Electric Literature (6 books)
  • Electric Literature no. 1 (Volume 1)
  • Electric Literature no. 2 (Volume 1)
  • Electric Literature no. 3 (Volume 1)
  • Electric Literature No. 5
  • Electric Literature No. 6

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