June 12th, 2011

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New Essay On Interfictions Zero!

Now up on Interfictions Zero:  a wonderful essay  by Rachel Zakuta on Rebecca West's The Saga of the Century

"Rebecca West frequented the borderlands of human experience, reporting on the very best and worst that humanity could achieve. She was a respected literary critic, an authority on the beauty of man's creations, and a journalist who reported on the horrors of two world wars. Unable to accept any dogmatic explanation of the presence of evil in man and in the world, she embarked on a private investigation of human nature. The fruits of West's quest, her copious writings, are naturally interstitial, spilling into the realms of politics, religion, culture, history, and art. Even West's fiction crosses traditional boundaries, ranging through genres in search of truth. The unfinished trilogy she called A Saga of the CenturyThe Fountain Overflows, This Real Night, and Cousin Rosamund – defies all attempts at conventional categorization."

There's a gorgeous new drawing by Michael Kaluta, too.  Go read, enjoy, and comment.