Slay Me With Words
Have you ever read Tenth Wave: Fool One Gnat, Me Halt or Pet the Stem? Of course not—those are actually anagrams of Two Gentlemen of Verona, Hamlet and The Tempest. If you are interested in Shakespeare and better-crafted anagrams, get thee to Bookworks on Thursday, Jan. 19, at 6pm to hear author and filmmaker Jason DeBoer discuss is new work. Annihilation Songs: Three Shakespeare Reintegrations is a anagrammatic rewriting of the above three plays by the Bard. All are welcome to this free exploration of an “ultra-vivid hypertext.” (Renée Chavez)
Thursday Jan 19, 2017
Albuquerque, NM 87107-3157
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Santa Fe writer and award-winning filmmaker Jason DeBoer presents anagrammatic takes on The Tempest, The Two Gentlemen of Verona and Hamlet.
With his book Annihilation Songs: Three Shakespeare Reintegrations, Santa Fe writer and award-winning filmmaker Jason DeBoer presents radical anagrammatic takes on The Tempest, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and Hamlet. Using only the words contained within each original drama, DeBoer's experimental fictions were created by disintegrating and then reintegrating Shakespeare's language into new narratives of warfare and desire.
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4305 Vuelta Colorada - Santa Fe - New Mexico - 87507 Publishing Editor: James Reich
Annihilation Songs: Three Shakespeare Reintegrations
2017 - PAPERBACK $12:95, HARDCOVER $19.95 ISBN: 978-0-9970629-1-5 DISTRIBUTED BY INGRAM
“His hope was that his rage, at its zenith, would threaten the world and its beginning, like flame held to straw.”
For your consideration, Jason DeBoer’s Annihilation Songs: Three Shakespeare Reintegrations from Stalking Horse Press. It is a unique fiction title of interest to readers of Shakespeare, short story collections, experimental literature, and deconstructionist philosophy.
In Annihilation Songs, writer and award-winning film director Jason DeBoer presents radical anagrammatic takes on The Tempest, The Two Gentleman of Verona, and Hamlet. Using only words contained within each original drama, DeBoer’s experimental fictions were created by disintegrating and then reintegrating Shakespeare’s texts into new narratives of warfare and desire. The result is an ultra-vivid hypertext, a warped yet faithful concordance of astounding poetic power.
Advance reviews of the book:
“An unprecedented supernova of narrative … A resounding triumph of structure and language, form and voice.” -- Quintan Ana Wikswo
“Annihilation Songs takes the common trope of reimagining a crucial volume and turns it on its head” – Michael T. Fournier, ELECTRIC LITERATURE magazine
“exquisitely brutal” – FLAPPERHOUSE magazine
“a fascinating book” – LUNA LUNA magazine
Jason DeBoer is the founder of Trembling Sun Films. His feature film Dead River has garnered critical acclaim and awards in Europe and the United States. His writing has been featured by The Iowa Review, Quarterly West, The Barcelona Review, Stand, Exquisite Corpse, and other publications. He is at work on a second feature film.
Stalking Horse Press is a new independent publishing house launched by James Reich, novelist and Chair of Creative Writing and Literature at Santa Fe University of Art and Design, New Mexico. The press is committed to radical voices in fiction, poetry, and non- fiction.
Thank you for supporting independent thought and independent publishing. Warm regards from New Mexico!
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