Excerpt from Lynne Tillman’s Men and Apparitions. Number 2 in a series of 22 publications produced on the occasion of the 2014 Whitney Biennial.
‘Lynne Tillman’s Men and Apparitions follows a narrator ruminating on his own subject position: Ezekiel “Zeke” Stark, a cultural anthropologist, conducts a study of men’s reactions to and impressions of the changing nature of masculinity in America today. Propelled by Tillman’s prismatic sentences, he tick-tacks from cutting observation to meandering memoir, seeming to end almost every paragraph with a near-aphorism, winking joke, or imperative (“Imagine if untrustworthy lovers gave off a specific odor”).’ (Michael Valinsky)
Published by Semiotext(e), 2014