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Lance Olsen’s Theories of Forgetting


For fans of experimental or metamodern fiction, Lance Olsen is a well-known name. He has published over twenty volumes of fiction, essays, and “anti-textbook” work, with another forthcoming. There are few writers working today who are more prolific, inventive and as simultaneously micro- and macrocosmic in scope as Olsen. In his twelfth novel, Theories of Forgetting, he guides his long-running, cross-genre experimentation with fragmentary and disintegrating narrative into new territories preoccupied with both the nature of memory and the materiality of language and books.

Read Michael McLane’s review in the April 2014 edition of 15 Bytes.

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