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.
Yves Abrioux approaches Woman and Men (1987) as an extended novelistic medition on cognition and action.
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.”
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.
Paul Gleason on Joseph McElroy’s mid-career epic, Women and Men, as contrasted with Don DeLillo’s Underworld.
Ian Demsky on Joseph McElroy’s Ancient History and welcome interruptions.