Dave Ciccoricco is a writer and editor currently living in New Zealand. He is the author of Reading Network Fiction (U Alabama P, 2007). He is also a contributing editor for the electronic book review.
Ciccoricco acknowledges that Michael Joyce’s new novel (Foucault, in Winter, in the Linnaeus Garden), which gives a fictionalized account of Foucualt’s relationship to Jean Barraque, opens Joyce up to a broader range of criticisms, though Ciccoricco also argues that by focusing on a “productive and troubled time for Foucault,” Joyce ultimately offers a “compelling meditation on what we might call the nexus of madness, philosophy, and literature.”
Dave Ciccoricco returns to Stuart Moulthrop, considers Operation Enduring Freedom (2003) in light of Operation Desert Storm (1991), and consults the annals of World War II for a likely source of “Victory Garden,” the title of Moulthrop’s 1991 network fiction on the Gulf War.
Dave Ciccoricco reviews Michael Joyce’s novel of network culture, Was.
Seeing an inversion of Russian formalism in Joyce’s work, Ciccoricco explores how Joyce’s novel attempts to “reconcile the polylinguistic, stylistic, and ludic difficulty” of the text with an “affinity for the