Mark Z. Danielewski: Only Revolutions

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Towards the end of writing Only Revolutions, Mark Z. Danielewski somewhat repentantly concedes in his journal: “After House of Leaves when I could have written anything I embarked on the strangest work possible” (“Journals” 50). As strange as Danielewski’s third publication might be (with The 50 Year Sword from 2005 bridging the gap between the other two novels), it also manifested his reputation on a national and international scale. Just one indicator of this recognition can be grasped in the novel’s entry into the final round for the National Book Award in 2006 next to Richard Powers and Jess Walters, amongst others. Moreover, while House of Leaves already raised the interest of a large fan …

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Huber, Sebastian. "Only Revolutions". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 11 April 2012
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