Posts Tagged: Percival Everett
In an essay on author authenticity for The Millions, Alcy Levy examines Percival Everett’s satirical novel Erasure—about a black author whose own satirical novel is taken seriously—in light of recent literary identity shake-ups such as James Frey and Michael Derrick Hudson, who changed his name to Yi-Fen Chou to get a poem published:
This exposes a major flaw in artistic perception in publishing.
All of Everett’s work is, to a greater or lesser degree, satirical; much of it throbs with rage.
Percival Everett’s new short story collection, Half an Inch of Water, is out, and Justin Taylor wants you to know that it’s amazing and beautiful, both on its own and in conversation with Everett’s career of work from anti-Westerns to not being Sidney Poitier....more
I was living in Paris, and for some reason I started writing ranch stories. It makes perfect sense.
NPR interviews Percival Everett about his new collection Half an Inch of Water and getting inspiration while nowhere near the place he was writing about....more
I’m going to eat my breakfast, then I’m going to go write up my murder report on two beefs, and then I’m going to fill out my usual nothing-happened-this-week report and send it to the state of Wyoming to be filed with the rest of such reports.
The prolific Percival Everett tackles the timeless psychic tug-of-war between fathers and sons with zigzagging, psychedelic verve in his twentieth novel Percival Everett by Virgil Russell. Everett has mastered his playful, self-referential style, and seems more intent than ever to alternately puzzle and move the reader, often in the span of a single sentence....more
“I do not believe that apparent authoritative literary voices of validation would ever make such a grand claim about a novel written by a woman. I say this because I believe there are many novels by women that are about the same sort of world as presented in Freedom....more
Rumpus Books asked some of our favorite writers what they will be reading as we leave the aughts behind and sally forth into a new decade....more