Summer 2013

Ed Atkins

Ed Atkins

ED ATKINS  Ben Marcus’s The Age of Wire and String, first published in 1995, has recently been reissued by Granta, so I’ll take the opportunity to read it again.  Marcus is enviably great at viscosity. Foul unguents, moist fumes. He conjures an onomatopoeia of the innards, I’d say. A dull ache that creeps. Metastatic writing.  Like Donald Barthelme’s story …

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