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by Lance Olsen

Category: United States
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Lance Olsen
ISBN: 1573660833
ISBN13: 978-1573660839
Language: English
Publisher: Fiction Collective 2; 1st edition (2000)
Pages: 144
Fb2 eBook: 1572 kb
ePub eBook: 1627 kb
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Sewing Shut My Eyes is a tour-de-force avant-pop anti-spectacle-nine darkly satiric out-takes of America tubing

Sewing Shut My Eyes is a tour-de-force avant-pop anti-spectacle-nine darkly satiric out-takes of America tubing. Visions of mid-air synchronicities. Olsen and Olsen are to the current stream of American alternative art what Olsen and Johnson were to the vaudeville circuit of the thirties and forties: Hell's still a-popping in these techno-parables, filled with surprising insights and articulations. consistently inventive-at once frenzied and furious and tender.

Sewing Shut My Eyes is a tour-de-force avant-pop anti-spectacle-nine darkly satiric out-takes of America tubing. Visions of mid-air synchronicities, robotic cockroaches, cyborg poets and one monstrous HDTV, all rendered in a hypo-manic style of electrified clauses and full-throttle patter. Here's Mona Sausalito, self-proclaimed "fricking gorgeous" bad-little-girl for Escort a la Mode and, on the side, Neogoth lyricist in the band of her boyfriend Mosh ("His real name is Marvin Goldstein"). Mona wants to be a poet.

The sores that were Itty’s eyes brimmed with tears, the anvil that was his head with multitudinous special-effects pyrotechnics, and the spirit of anguish (dressed as a frothing Hell’s Angel complete with black leather jacket and black-and-silver steel-tipped boots) raged into his viscera wielding a blowtorch in one hand and a chainsaw in the.

Names, characters, places and incidents are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to persons or events, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.

Sewing Shut My Eyes is a tour-de-force avant-pop anti-spectacle nine darkly satiric out-takes of America tubing

Sewing Shut My Eyes is a tour-de-force avant-pop anti-spectacle nine darkly satiric out-takes of America tubing.

Lance Olsen was born in New Jersey Sewing Shut My Eyes (Normal/Tallahassee: Fiction Collective Two/Black Ice, 2000). Scherzi, I Believe (La Grande, OR: Wordcraft, 1994).

Lance Olsen was born in New Jersey. from the University of Wisconsin–Madison (1978, honors, Phi Beta Kappa), an . from the Iowa Writers' Workshop (1980), and an . 1985) from the University of Virginia. Sewing Shut My Eyes (Normal/Tallahassee: Fiction Collective Two/Black Ice, 2000).

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Sewing Shut My Eyes - Lance Olsen. How Itty The Human Snibb Was More or Less Born Again. Equality Before the Law, Esto Perpetua, Under God the People Rule) that you fill with ice water and then spill the first time you need to change lanes abruptly because of that Winnebago veering into your path like some tin-and-tire sperm whale into the path of an oncoming speedboat.

Sewing Shut My Eyes is a tour-de-force avant-pop anti-spectacle—nine darkly satiric out-takes of America tubing. Visions of mid-air synchronicities, robotic cockroaches, cyborg poets and one monstrous HDTV, all rendered in a hypo-manic style of electrified clauses and full-throttle patter. Here's Mona Sausalito, self-proclaimed "fricking gorgeous" bad-little-girl for Escort a la Mode and, on the side, Neogoth lyricist in the band of her boyfriend Mosh ("His real name is Marvin Goldstein"). Mona wants to be a poet. "I write about human sacrifices, cannibalism, vampires, and stuff. Mosh loves my work. He says we're all going to be famous some day. Only right now we're not, which bites, cuz I've been writing for like almost ten months. These things take time, I guess."

Olsen hallucinates a turned-on, channel-surfing nation where pain has become home theater and given enough channels, watching would beat sex. A nameless agent of the ultimate phantom bureaucracy holds his Yeltsin-70 at the ready and recalls O.J. on trial, supermodels and styrofoam landscapes, America screening fast and addictive. In the title story, Kerwin Penumbro wakes on his birthday to the ultimate tv, the renowned Mitsubishi Stealth, and at a point thirty-three thousand feet above the triangulation of Iron Lightning, Faith, and Thunder Butte, SD, Itty Snibb, supremely confident dwarf and prosperous entrepreneur, prepares to meet God.

These are fictions for minds lit with cathode-ray tubes, hands pixilated with static, for bodies that have become switching stations for the Society of the Spectacle.

The only thing left to do is start sewing shut our eyes.

Comments to eBook Sewing Shut My Eyes (Black Ice Books.)
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This is a fun and fantastic romp through the recent short fiction by Olsen. Much more adventurous than his novels, these short works really seem to examine the ideas and techniques he pushes in his various criticisms and writing guide books.
The stories cover both character focused and idea focused stories, and all have a tighly wound wit and fun sense of language play. All reside in the realm of the fantastic in one form or another, but those familiar with his other works won't be surprised by this. What is surprising is the haunting, thoughtful quality that the stories seem imbued with. No matter how bizarre the situations or characters, they all sit deftly within their own logic and have much to say about how and why we live.
The collages created with his wife are fun and contain some interesting ideas, but in many ways seem to be a hipped up, hyped up derivation of Barthelme's own collage work from the '60's with a sense of almost trying too hard to be purposefully clever.
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Olsen's stories are hilarious, frightening and a challenge to read. He constructs his sentences the same way 5000 sweating serfs and artisans constructed Notre Dame, slowly and painfully. He never loses control of his prose though, and his characters are both entirely alienated but still very warm. Pop culture mavens, freakish dwarven millionaires, trailer park trash and supermodels all have a role to play in these shorts. There are several collages of photos, clip arts and words as well, and these pieces by Olsen and Andi Olsen (his wife?)are, if anything, more disturbing and more heartwarming (yes, at the same time!) than the short stories. Unlike the postmodernists, Olsen knows that merely being human doesn't necessarily lead to alienation, despair and ignorance. Even the lowest of us have something to offer ourselves and the world.
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