This week’s videos map the stylistic progression of Ben Marcus, an author whose prose tests the perimeters of linguistic possibility, and is testament to the written word’s singular power as an experientially provocative medium.
Today Marcus reads “Air Trance 16”, an early chapter from his debut novel, The Age of Wire and String. The literally violent content further unsettles us through an explosion of syntactic expectations and subversion of grammatical convention. It ambushes us with a language all its own.
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