Night Time is the Right Time

8 Jun

You can thank academic presses for many things including publishing books not necessarily academic. In this case, I am pleased to point out that Princeton University Press has done the world of literature a good turn, publishing poet, Road Scholar and Exquisite Corpse editor Andrei Codrescru’s Whatever Gets You through the Night: A Story of Sheherezade and the Arabian Entertainments. Actually, Princeton published Codrescru’s previous opus, The Post Human Dada Guide.

Here’s brief turn by the wily Romanian:

There have been any number of lampoons, imitations, tributes and limpid mimicry of the Sheherezadian approach to story telling —and why not
that conceit goes to the heart of a basic human need. New Orleans transplant Codrescru effortlessly makes this story his own. It can probably get you through more than one night.

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