Friday, January 18, 2013

Friday Forays in Fiction: The Modern Word



Today I'd like to share one of my favorite sites for nearly a decade: The Modern Word

This site is devoted to post-modern literature--meta-fiction and magic realism, surrealism, and other literary isms that push the boundaries of form and function.  James Joyce, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Borges, Umberto Eco, Thomas Pynchon, Franz Kafka among others.  Besides collecting reviews, trivia, bio and bibliography on these authors and their works the site acts as a portal to the rest of the web for anything by or about the author and their works.

I have been partial to this kind of fiction for a long time but also quite intimidated by it.  The stories of this type are mazes, labyrinths of complex thought for which one needs a string to find ones way around inside.  The Modern Word provides the string.

It had been some time since I visited the site for some reason and I noticed there seems to have been no updates for over a year.  I do hope they aren't letting the site go fallow.

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