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Dreamlives of Debris

Lance Olsen

Dreamlives of Debris

by Lance Olsen

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  • 23 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Clairvoyance,
  • Disfigured children,
  • Labyrinths,
  • Mythology,
  • Girls,
  • Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    StatementLance Olsen
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3565.L777 D74 2017
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 volume (unpaged)
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27233880M
    ISBN 10193860458X
    ISBN 109781938604584
    LC Control Number2016034361
    OCLC/WorldCa956351772

    God's Debris: A Thought Experiment is a novella by Dilbert creator Scott Adams.. God's Debris espouses a philosophy based on the idea that the simplest explanation tends to be the best. It proposes a form of pandeism and monism, postulating that an omnipotent god annihilated himself in the Big Bang, because an omniscient entity would already know everything possible Author: Scott Adams.   Lance Olsen's writing takes numerous risks on the page–from unorthodox structures and narrative lenses to stylized layouts across the physical book itself. His latest novel, Dreamlives of Debris, is a retelling of the story of the Minotaur that weaves in a host of much more contemporary concerns. It's a dizzying work of fiction, and a bold one in terms of its ability to .

    Lance Olsen is author of more than 20 books of and about innovative writing, including the novel Dreamlives of Debris (Dzanc, ). His short stories, essays, and reviews have appeared in hundreds of journals and anthologies, such as Conjunctions, Black Warrior Review, Fiction International, Village Voice, BOMB, McSweeney’s and Best. Lance Olsen interviewed by Adam Tedesco Lance Olsen Olsen’s latest novel, Dreamlives of Debris (Dzanc Books), is a mind-bending retelling of the Theseus and Minotaur myth in which the Minotaur is a deformed young girl who calls herself Debris, who channels the voices of a cast of contemporary and historical personae.

    Lance Olsen’s new novel Dreamlives of Debris (Dzanc Books, ) explores the Thesesus and Minotaur myth through Debris, a deformed girl/monster hidden in a labyrinth—or what Olsen calls a “liquid architecture”. Each page, devoid of a page number, is a turn or fall in the labyrinth in which Debris accesses shimmers—voices—through history while navigating her desires. ThriftBooks sells millions of used books at the lowest everyday prices. We personally assess every book's quality and offer rare, out-of-print treasures. We deliver the joy of reading in % recyclable packaging with free standard shipping on US orders over $


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Dreamlives of Debris book. Read 8 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Dreamlives of Debris is a hybrid retelling of the Theseus and M /5. Dreamlives of Debris is a machine to think with, one that transports the reader by extraordinary means, a book that challenges received notions about what constitutes story and storytelling.”-Entropy “5/5(6).

" Lance Olsen’s Dreamlives of Debris is a machine to think with, one that transports the reader by extraordinary means, a book that challenges received notions about what constitutes story and storytelling, a book that takes readers into and out of its labyrinth.".

Dreamlives of Debris Lance Olsen. Dzanc (PGW, dist.), $ trade paper (p) ISBN Buy this book Style works hand-in-hand. Dreamlives of Debris is a machine to think with, one that transports the reader by extraordinary means, a book that challenges received notions about what constitutes story and storytelling.” • Entropy “ Dreamlives isn’t a singular dream but a collection of a castaway’s inner thoughts.

Shunning the momentum that comes from traditional Author: Lance Olsen. With Dreamlives, however, I don’t believe that it matters. The book is all over the place with its narrative, from the Minotaur having been reimagined as a horrific little girl named Debris to cameos from Edward Snowden, Da Vinci and Aquinas.

The retelling of a new story in the framework of the Minotaur myth is not the only thing author Lance. 10 free copies available. Giveaway dates from Mar Enter for a chance to win one of ten signed, first edition copies of DREAMLIVES OF DEB.

DREAMLIVES OF DEBRIS is a radical re-imagining of the Theseus and Minotaur myth, a novel novelistic engagment with people, places, and ideas across time(s) and space(s).

As such, it's a worthy addition to Olsen's vast catalog of experimental fiction.5/5. The following is from Lance Olsen’s novel, Dreamlives of Debris. Olsen is the author of more than 20 books and has work in numerous prestigious literary journals.

A Guggenheim, Berlin Prize, D.A.A.D. Artist-in-Berlin Residency, N.E.A. Fellowship, and Pushcart Prize recipient, he teaches at the University of Utah. Dreamlives of Debris is a machine to think with, one that transports the reader by extraordinary means, a book that challenges received notions about what constitutes story and storytelling." - Entropy" Dreamlives isn't a singular dream but a collection of a castaway's inner thoughts.

Shunning the momentum that comes from traditional plot and 5/5(4). Dreamlives of Debris is something of an exercise in literature, intent to engage all parts of your thinking.

It is impossible to read this book with any lethargy. Exploration is encouraged by fault of form, opening up limitless possibilities of interpretations spiraling around the concepts of truth, data, and interconnectivity.

Dreamlives of Debris is six inches squared, each page consisting of small poems or “songs,” blocks of text buffered by white space. Within those blocks is a chorus whose singers include Daedalus, Borges, Mandelbrot (the mathematician who developed fractals), and Stuxnet (an American-Israeli cyberweapon that buried itself in the software codes of an Iranian nuclear.

The central character of this novel is named Debris, the Minotaur reimagined as a diminutive girl dwelling in a strange labyrinth. Olsen’s powerfully told novel reads, at times, like a collection of monologues, primarily told from Debris’ perspective but periodically interrupted by voices from antiquity, accounts of explorers and Author: Lance Olsen.

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Cras mattis consectetur purus sit amet fermentum. Cras mattis consectetur purus si. Lance Olsen’s Dreamlives of Debris is a machine to think with, one that transports the reader by extraordinary means, a book that challenges received notions about what constitutes story and storytelling, a book that takes readers into and out of its labyrinth.

EB: In Dreamlives of Debris you seem to be defying the reader to keep up, and the text sent me to Wikipedia more than once. How should readers approach the book. LO: When I begin composing a work, I often ask myself what its central metaphor is, then follow that down through overall structure all the way to word choice.

Here that metaphor is. Olsen (Dreamlives of Debris) drafts Greta Garbo, Werner Heisenberg, and Vladimir Nabokov alongside a host of effervescent fictional characters into a.

Dreamlives of Debris is a machine to think with, one that transports the reader by extraordinary means, a book that challenges received notions about what constitutes story and storytelling.” • Entropy “ Dreamlives isn’t a singular dream but a collection of a castaway’s inner thoughts.

Shunning the momentum that comes from traditional Brand: Dzanc Books. Trailer for Lance Olsen's novel, Dreamlives of Debris, a retelling of the Minotaur myth, now available from Dzanc ().

In Dreamlives of Debris, the. The following excerpt is from Dreamlives of Debris, out April 4, from Dzanc Books. “In this retelling of the Minotaur myth — part speculative fiction, part horror, part nonfiction, part love story, part myth, all narrative experiment — the ‘monster’ takes the form of a little deformed girl whose parents hide her away at birth in the labyrinth beneath Knossos.

Dreamlives of Debris won’t be published until next April, but I was lucky enough to read an early copy of the novel this fall. Olsen’s work has always stretched the formal boundaries of fiction, rarely repeating itself.

Lance Olsen’s previous novel, Theories of Forgetting (Reviewed in 15 Bytes 4/3/), relates how when Robert Smithson’s earthwork Spiral Jetty is above water it is typically experienced as a simple labyrinth: visitors can’t resist walking the spiral to the center and out again.

In his new book Dreamlives of Debris, Olsen takes up the theme of the labyrinth/maze. I put this question to Lance Olsen, a experimental novelist whose book Dreamlives of Debris is an ambitious retelling of the minotaur myth that reimagines the labyrinth as a seductive Author: Harvey Thomlinson.