Saturday, July 14, 2007

Joyce Carol Oates on Amnesia

In Lest We Forget at The New York Review of Books Joyce Carol Oates takes a look at amnesia fiction. Though her focus is on The Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall and Remainder by Tom McCarthy, she makes mention of The Vintage Book of Amnesia, which I have to recommend because the anthology contains a story by Anna Kavan. I first stumbled upon Kavan in another anthology published decades ago, and I hoped that her inclusion in The Vintage Book of Amnesia, edited by Jonathan Letham, might gain her some attention. So, Oates doesn't mention Kavan, but it doesn't mean I can't.


  1. That's actually a really fabulous anthology, through and through, I think.

  2. I actually haven't read all of the stories yet, though there a few I am really looking forward to. Like Flann O'Brien's "The Third Policeman."