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Posts Tagged: Matthew Neill Null

The Three Legs of the World

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For Electric Literature, Tobias Carroll chats with Matthew Neill Null about the role of landscapes in his story collection Allegheny Front, and how Null crafted the “ideal juxtaposition of humanity and the natural world”: Many of the stories pivot on fraught interactions between humans and animals.  Too often the land is used merely as a stage, animals as […]

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Beig’s “Disappearing World”

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For the Paris Review, Matthew Neill Null wonders why American presses have yet to “take up” the catalog of German novelist Maria Beig, speculating that some might see her depiction of rural life as “too pat”: Will anyone in America give a damn about Beig? It’s hard to imagine our glittering zeitgest machine ever getting behind her, […]

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