With its piston-driven lyric breath, its animal empathy, its astonishing and then again astonishing formal inventiveness, Thalia Field's new book leads the reader by the ear to participate in the birth of a literature so radically expressive, energetic, and transformative, its instance is singular and singularly important … It is unflaggingly brilliant.
—Forrest Gander

An enthralling new work by one of America's foremost experimental writers.

Incarnate: Story Material

Fiction by Thalia Field

Thalia Field’s new book explores the very condition of being incarnate: how, invested with human form, we experience both suffering and ecstasy from childhood to adulthood to death. As with her previous book Point and Line (2000), Incarnate defies categorization: written in a variety of poetic and prose-like forms, it “industriously works the sparsely populated and as yet underdeveloped borderlands between poetry, fiction, theater” (Review of Contemporary Fiction). As Carole Maso says in the American Book Review, Thalia Field is “playful, subversive, and intense.” In Incarnate: Story Material, she continues to reach beyond borders, examining how, trapped in our own stories, we act and react in a world we make solid, perceiving something “other” close at hand.

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Paperback (published September 1, 2004)

ISBN
9780811215992
Price US
15.95
Trim Size
6x9
Page Count
144

Thalia Field

Contemporary American fiction writer

With its piston-driven lyric breath, its animal empathy, its astonishing and then again astonishing formal inventiveness, Thalia Field's new book leads the reader by the ear to participate in the birth of a literature so radically expressive, energetic, and transformative, its instance is singular and singularly important … It is unflaggingly brilliant.
—Forrest Gander