Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Two Short Novels. Max Jacob.

“The Japanese Family.” Max Jacob.

Review: Another short short story—or summary of a story. The Japanese boy buries his sister, draws comics, and every woman he draws is his sister. Someone sends his father some of his comics and his father recognizes his daughter in all of them.

“The Serial Novel—Again.” Max Jacob.

Review: And again, a short, short story. Biography of a man who does nothing because he cannot hold a job because he cannot do what he would be expected to do in the job. Of course, he could not accept an invitation because he is expected somewhere else but no one expects him. The short story as absurd.

Great French Short Stories. Ed. Germaine Brée. New York: Dell Publishing Co., Inc. 1960.

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