Impotent: A Novel


      Impotent: A Novel
Impotent is a collection of moving stories about a time when it is easier to get a refill on a prescription than approval for therapy and individuals are reduced to letters on a medical chart In revealing vignettes, Matthew Roberson clinically catalogs the hopes, dreams, and failures of people identified only through form like abbreviations C for co dependent, I for Insured In these case studies, Roberson captures his subjects lives poignantly by supplementing their diagnoses with unconventional footnotes, lists, and medicinal warnings Each vignette exposes a different facet of our medicated society, humanizing a multitude of conditions depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, impotence, and dementia In a world of domestic ennui, deadpan voices struggle to transcend numbness while simultaneously trying to manage the pain of living Impotent is both important social commentary and engrossing fiction. New Download [ Impotent: A Novel ] author [ Matthew Roberson ] – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

Matthew Roberson coordinates the creative writing program at Central Michigan University FC2 published his first novel, 1998.6, in 2002 and just published his second, Impotent SUNY Press published Musing the Mosaic Approaches to Ronald Sukenick in 2003 His work has also appeared in Fiction International, Fourteen Hills, Black Ice, Diagram,Clackamas Literary Review, Journal of Experimental Fiction, and others He is former editor of The Cream City Review.

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  • Paperback
  • 166 pages
  • Impotent: A Novel
  • Matthew Roberson
  • English
  • 11 December 2018
  • 1573661481

10 thoughts on “ Impotent: A Novel

  1. says:

    I heard Matthew read from this book at AWP this year and I liked what I heard, so I bought this book I think it s difficult to write a book that is innovative structurally, but also has a good story and some genuine emotion.Also, after DFW I think it s hard to do the footnote and not be derivative or gimmicky This book uses footnotes, but in a way that I found interesting, not intrusive, and not gimmicky.I really like this book and while it might not be popular to say so, I thought it had a lo I heard Matthew read from this book at AWP this year and I liked what I heard, so I bought this book I think it s difficult to write a book that is innovative structurally, but also has a good story and some genuine emotion.Also, after DFW I think it s hard to do the footnote and not be deri...

  2. says:

    So called postmodern fiction that which allows the reader some choice in how he she reads a text due to footnotes, lack of character names, and or other structurally unconventional elements is often criticized for being cold, detached, and gimmicky I m happy to say that Roberson s novel, which uses many structural innovations, is warm, connected, and not at all gimmicky I was really blown away by the beauty of the prose, which often has a near poetic efficiency and rhythm The book is a So called postmodern fiction that which allows the reader some choice in how he she re...

  3. says:

    Impotent achievesof an emotional effect through its distance than many books do by allowing their characters to be known Everyone is an initial here, and the narrator is cold and aloof and that s precisely...

  4. says:

    Bizarre but so interesting and a quick read too Not for everyone but it s form creates quite the different read on this story book about different people and their addiction and not to prescription drugs Also, a lot of endnotes and footnotes Not distracting at all Check it out,...

  5. says:

    Read my review of this book at the awesome literary website Newpages.com

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