Reading the graphic surface of Mark Z. Danielewski's The Fifty Year Sword

White, Glyn ORCID: 2011, 'Reading the graphic surface of Mark Z. Danielewski's The Fifty Year Sword' , in: Mark Z. Danielewski , Manchester University press, Manchester, pp. 105-120.

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Mark Z. Danielewski’s The Fifty Year Sword is , described on the author’s website as ‘an illustrated short story,’ but it is entirely in keeping with major works (House of Leaves, Only Revolutions) in the way that it thoroughly problematises its narration. As with Danielewski’s novels the narrators are distinguished by striking typographic devices and page design, in this case, as the dust jacket puts it, by the author ‘mischievously playing with layout [and] colour’. The essay proceeds to read the text and its presentation as integrally linked.

Item Type: Book Section
Themes: Memory, Text and Place
Schools: Schools > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for English Literature and Language
Publisher: Manchester University press
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 978 07190 8262 7
Depositing User: Dr Glyn White
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2011 16:35
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 20:01

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