August 2013

ONLINE ISSUE

August's online issue of The White Review is guest edited by Contributing Editor Jacob Bromberg. Jacob, a poet and translator based in Paris, says: 'I've tried to assemble a grouping of pieces by young writers and artists who are doing work that is off the beaten track.' David OReilly's video 'The External World' is a mad amalgam of digital worlds with absurd potential and the bleak fragility of life, while his accompanying essay 'Basic Animation Aesthetics' outlines a theory of consistency as the baseline of aesthetic harmony. This issue carries an interview with Turner Prize-nominated artist Spartacus Chetwynd, whose knock-down-drag-out aesthetic makes her work a popular favourite without recourse to the mass-market approach of a Jeff Koons or Damien Hirst. In his essay 'The Ghosts of Place', philosopher Dylan Trigg writes of his own experience in a haunted space and evaluates the interpretive lenses of hauntology and neuroscience, finding a space between the two in the fiction of M. R. James. Irina Arnaut pokes at the figure of the artist to crack the carapace of polished social image in her video 'Working Title'. Siân Melangell Dafydd's 'Foxy' tells the story of a family member as wild as the taxidermied animal who shares his name. Elsewhere, novelist Will Heinrich writes a parable of the collector in 'How to Be an American', Adam Seelig's 'drop poem' 'To the woman' creates an echo chamber through its typography, and Sarah Lariviere meditates on physical and emotional erosion.'

ISSUE CONTENTS





August 2013

Fiction

August 2013

How to Be an American