Excerpted from Water Writing - an essay; presented as part of the ebr Critical Ecologies thread; concurrent with a literary Festschrift in honor of Joseph McElroy’s lifework.
Gregg Biglieri reads “into” Actress in the House and revels in Joseph McElroy’s syntax.
Gregg Biglieri offers some advice on reading McElroy: jettison one’s habitual grammars and adopt the grammars of time and timing. Become an expert in sound. Become all ear.
Andrew Walser introduces a gathering of essays on and by the novelist Joseph McElroy.
“The plot offers not so much progress as recurrence, duplication, and reiteration.” Flore Chevaillier offers one way to fill in the gaps of Joseph McElroy “Canoe Repair.”
Charles Molesworth on style and spatial form in McElroy’s Letter Left to Me, a novel whose poetic making is also an ethical growth.
Salvatore Proietti straddles science and fiction to offer an interpretation of a McElroy Cyborg.
Joseph Milazzo writes about one of the least written about books by Joseph McElroy.
On Joseph McElroy’s Fiction as a lifelong, dramatic investigation of noesis - that abstract but
evocative concept rooted in Platonic idealism and redefined(through Phenomenology) as
those ineluctable acts of consciousness that constitute reality.
Ian Demsky on Joseph McElroy’s Ancient History and welcome interruptions.