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Retelling of Medea and Jason a Brutal, Graphic Read

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As for the truncated sentences, fragments without a verb – those may appeal to the “doing something new with language” crowd. But Vann, who’s translated Beowulf, says he patterned the sounds after Old English meter. The Germanic component “seemed like a good language for brutality.

You can read my review of David Vann’s novel Bright Air Black in the Sunday, March 12, edition of the News & Observer, by clicking the image below.

Bright Air Black

You can buy David Vann’s novel Bright Air Black at Barnes and Noble.

Written by Joe Peschel

March 11th, 2017 at 2:29 pm