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The Kenyon Review: Winter 2014 Reviews

  • kaelan
    2019-02-21 12:12

    I tend not to read a lot of contemporary literature—and my reason is this: Humans have been crafting stories for eons, so what's the chance that anything exceptional is being made in the tiny sliver of time we call the present? A snobbish, crusty attitude, I know. Which is why I'm glad a copy of The Kenyon Review found its way into my stocking last Christmas.Granted, a large portion of these pieces left me cold. But even when a poem or a vignette lacked that spark, that élan to rocket it into the literary stratosphere, I still enjoyed perusing my way through a bunch of writers who were just damn good at their craft.Case in point: Joyce Carol Oates' short tale of death, deception and oldfolks homes—"The Home at Craigmillnar." Already, its more nuanced contours are fading from my memory. But my goodness, can Oates construct a narrative! In a certain sense, her masterful characterization and flawless pacing calls to mind the contemporary jazz musician: technique-wise without equal (although I'd rather listen to the jagged tones of Ornette Coleman).That being said, I was legitimately impressed by Roger Rosenblatt's The Boy Detective: A New York Childhood, which uses a child's hard-boiled fantasy to deconstruct the notions of self-hood and identity, as well as the poems of Kevin Prufer, which were as enigmatic as they were viscerally powerful. And the sparse and abstract verse of the Israeli writer Yehuda Amichai, recently translated to English out of the original Hebrew, confirms his status as a world-class poet.Also interesting were the finalists for the Kenyon's Short Fiction Contest—three short short short stories, penned by previously unpublished writers. And at least as significant as the stories themselves (all three were remarkably solid but in a child prodigy I-can't-imagine-how-good-she'll-be-when-she's-older sorta way) was the introduction by adjudicator Katherine Weber."When the writing itself is good enough, sentence to sentence, page to page," she writes, "but in the end the story doesn't quite succeed, the author's honest answer to the question Why are you telling me this? would probably reveal the weakness, because something in these pages seems to mean a great deal more to the writer than it can ever possibly mean to the reader." Excellent advice for any storyteller.