A good way to get to know someone (besides reading their blog on a daily basis) is to take a look at their bookshelf. Better still is a glimpse of the books on their bedside table. Lucky for us, Joshua Glenn, Boston-based writer, editor, and multimedia producer, blogged about his bedside table on Brainiac, a blog maintained by the Ideas section crew at the Boston Globe. Included in the list of books waiting to be read is Eldon Garnet’s new novel, Lost Between the Edges from Semiotext(e). Here is what he says about it:
Lost Between the Edges (Semiotext/e Native Agents, distrib. MIT). Described by the publisher as ‘a new classic of symbolic warfare waged in the street and the mind,’ this novel by Toronto-based author and artist Eldon Garnet concerns the efforts of X, a ‘renegade academic and punk intellectual,’ to put a Holocaust denier out of business, permanently. I enjoyed Garnet's 1995 novel Reading Brooke Shields: The Garden of Failure (also from Semiotext/e), and I've long admired Chris Kraus’s Native Agents imprint, so this ought to be a good read.
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