Love, Imagination, and Wantoning Words: An Essay on and around Rikki Ducornet’s Gazelle

A comment on a review-aggregating website denounces Rikki Ducornet's novel Gazelle (2003) for its relative plotlessness and supposed incomprehensibility; characteristically, the review begins, "Wow…just wow." Ever since encountering, at age 12 or so, a back-cover assertion that the last sentence of Nineteen Eighty-Four ("He loved Big Brother") would become "the epitaph of our civilization," I … Continue reading Love, Imagination, and Wantoning Words: An Essay on and around Rikki Ducornet’s Gazelle