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  • New Interfictions Zero Essay: “Rebecca West’s Extraordinary Reality”
    by Erin | June 12th, 2011 |

    Interfictions Zero co-editor Helen Pilinovsky writes:

    Our latest essay, “Rebecca West’s Extraordinary Reality,” written by Rachel Zakuta and illustrated by Michael Kaluta, is now up at these addresses (the first takes you to the front-page and synopsis, the second is a direct link):

    http://www.interstitialarts.org/projects/interfictions0.php
    http://www.interstitialarts.org/projects/interfictions0_rebeccawest.php

    Zakuta presents a fascinating overview of West’s writing, focusing specifically on her comparatively unknown, unfinished trilogy, A Saga of the Century.  West, born Cicely Isabel Fairfield, is best known under her pen name of Rebecca West as a political correspondent and book reviewer: her pithy, incisive social observations have in many cases passed into being aphorisms (consider, “I myself have never been able to find out what feminism is; I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute”).  She is considered one of the foremost intellectuals of the 20th century: her fiction lives up to the inevitable expectations, but in an unusual fashion that we can today term “interstitial.” Zakuta explores the ways in which West crosses genre boundaries and expounds on their ramifications to thought-provoking effect in June’s essay.

    Michael Kaluta’s illustration of early 20th c. women from across class and social boundaries sitting pensively, thoughtfully, watchfully, and waitfully, always waitfully, only serves to illustrate (if you’ll pardon the expression), the interstitial and socially conscious nature of her work.

    REMINDER:  Interfictions Zero essays appear monthly on this site. We’re accepting rolling submissions for IF0, so if you have an idea for one, please go here for Submissions Guidelines.

    Want to respond to Rebecca West’s Extraordinary Reality?

    Let us know what you think RIGHT HERE in the Comments section of this post; and see what others have said, too, by reading All Comments.

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