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By Meredith Quartermain

In those quirkily creative brief tales approximately writing and writers, the scrivener Quartermain (our “Bartleby”) is going her obdurate method haunted by means of Pauline Johnson, Malcolm Lowry, Robin Blaser, Daphne Marlatt, and a bunch of different literary forebears. who's writing whom, those tales ask of their musing reflections – the author or the written? The philosopher or the alphabet? The calligrapher or the pictograms hidden in her chinese language written characters?

Intimate jealousies among writers, wagers of braveness and ambition, and histories of the colors violet and yellow are the various matters within the first part, “Caravan.” Struggles of moms, fathers, and sisters (and the figures drawn within the chinese language written characters that symbolize them) spread as stories of affection, loss of life, and revenge within the team of reports within the moment part, “Orientalisme.” In “Scriptorium,” the 3rd part, we discover out how Bartleby’s father, a Caucasian cook dinner focusing on chinese language food, acquired Bartleby into writing within the first position. within the fourth sequence of news, “How to Write,” we find out how Bartleby loses her I whereas assembly Allen Ginsberg, Alice Toklas, and a true chinese language cook dinner who works in a fictional condo of Ethel Wilson, and the way Malcolm Lowry’s lifestyles got here to an finish. The 5th and final part, “Moccasin Box,” investigates how a Sebaldesque Bartleby is silenced by means of Pauline Johnson.

Taking its cue from genre-bending writers like Robert Walser and Enrique Vila-Matas, I, Bartleby cunningly demanding situations limitations among fiction and reality.

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