The Book

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Pages: 102
Dimensions: 5 x 8 inch
ISBN: 978-1798648506
Cat No: DW-001-40
Imprint: Dostoyevsky Wannabe Originals
Publishing Model: Classic

The Author

Andrew Robert Hodgson (b. Hull, 1988) is author of the novel Reperfusion (WPS&B, 2012), the monograph The Post-War Experimental Novel: British and French Fiction, 1945 – 1975 (Bloomsbury, 2019), and editor of the experimental writing collection Paris (Dostoyevsky Wannabe, 2019). He is translator from the French of Roland Topor’s Head-to-toe Portrait of Suzanne (Atlas Press, 2018) and from the Danish, Carl Julius Salomonsen’s New Forms of Art and Contagious Mental Illness (New Documents, 2019). He is Teaching and Research Fellow in British literature at Université Paris Est.

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‘Here is a larva, lost in a midsummer night’s Babel; one of Robbe-Grillet’s detective cyphers is wearing a Pnin suit; its name is Andrew; lost in a jaunty text without a contraption; waiting like a background process.’ — John Trefry

‘With masterful choreography, Hodgson makes interior complexity dance in Mnemic Symbols. Experience, memory, and narrative are caught in the act of synergism. If you ache for solidity, for a static truth to cleave to, for access to meanings buried deep within then—pinch yourself, baby—you’re alive. This book tells it like it is.’ — Rosie Šnajdr