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Joseph McElroy on his affinities

This is taken from an interview McElroy did with Tom LeClair from his book Anything Can Happen, it’s around the time he was writing… 731 more words

(Re)Reading atm Joseph McElroy's Cannonball

This is one of my favourites from McElroy’s oeuvre. Essentially the “story” focuses on Zach, a young photographer, swimmer, former diver, incestuous lover to his sister, just as he’s on the cusp of leaving school and joining the military to become a photographer for them. 232 more words

ringing in the ear

Spider Man told the Earth Surface People a ringing in the ear signals death or disaster, and the Earth is one great ear that hears more than what you say; it hears what you mean.

Joseph McElroy, Women and Men

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Women and Men - Joseph McElroy (Prose #13)

For hear us falling. Toward the horizon albeit oblique, for we imagine it isn’t our natural state. We are some power to be here and to have changed toward life even to think distinct from these angels lately to be heard speculating in us as if they were learning to hope. 8 more words

marriage and love

“I have heard unconfirmed reports,” said the man, “that marriage and love make doubtful bedfellows.”

Joseph McElroy, Women and Men

Literature

Rock men, red men, rich men, energy men, workmen, women, and men came here with him yet were waiting for him here; but having consolidated into a whole company they disperse now like family.

Joseph McElroy, Women and Men

Literature

worm-geared days

Six months gets him to August, but what’s his direction? But this is also maybe six years ago. Time travel isn’t all magic; it can be hard overland work, minutes into hours into worm-geared days of a long division of labor as strung-out as a string of mistakes and as specialized as the stone of which the Ship Rock ship was made to hold together.

Joseph McElroy, Women and Men

Literature