Tags: Álvaro Enrigue, Andrew Brischler, Benjamin Eastham, Caleb Klaces, Clare Strand, Douglas Coupland, George Szirtes, Jacques Testard, Johanna Drucker, Lonely Christopher, Luke Williams, Lydia Davis, Marcia Hafif, Mark von Schlegell, Natasha Soobramanien, Owen Hatherley, Parra, the white review, Yvonne Rainer
The White Review No. 12 features interviews with choreographer Yvonne Rainer and novelist/artist Douglas Coupland. The incomparable Lydia Davis translates the ‘zeer korte verhalen’ (‘very short stories’) of Dutch writer A. L. Snijders; Mexican author Álvaro Enrigue gives us the story of a samurai in sixteenth-century Acapulco; Natasha Soobramanien & Luke Williams present the first installment of their collaborative novel; and Mark von Schlegell envisages a time travel bureau that pilfers plot lines from a paranoid writer popular with ‘the European crowd’.
Johanna Drucker rails against the impotence of contemporary art’s critical establishment and the failure of critique (citing counterexamples including Marcia Hafif, whose work is reproduced on a pull out card); elsewhere Owen Hatherley compares urbanism in Hamburg to the parlous state of British town planning. Caleb Klaces contributes a long, looping poem and we publish a series by New York-based poet Lonely Christopher. We are pleased to include series by British photographer Clare Strand and Dutch artist Parra. Our guest foreword is courtesy of George Szirtes, while the cover comes from Andrew Brischler.
Foreword: A Pound of Flesh
A. L. Snijders (tr. Lydia Davis)
Interview with Yvonne Rainer
Social and Democratic/Free and Hanseatic
A Samurai Watches the Sun Rise in Acapulco
Álvaro Enrigue (tr. Rahul Bery)
Natasha Soobramanien & Luke Williams
Interview with Douglas Coupland
From ‘In A January Would’
Return to Sender
Mark von Schlegell