WORD Presents David Leo Rice

07/26/2022 - 7:00pm

Children of the New Flesh is a wide-ranging compendium of reflections on the enduring impact of David Cronenberg, one of the most significant filmmakers of all time. Focusing on a series of short films that Cronenberg directed in the 1960s and 70s, many of which have rarely been seen, this book considers the legacy of these works in their own right, as well as their relationship to future masterpieces like Videodrome, The Fly, Dead Ringers, and eXistenZ.

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About the Book

Much more than a work of tribute, Children of the New Flesh is a meditation on the nature of influence itself. It teases out the undercurrents in Cronenberg's films, obsessed as they are with secret signals, sinister experiments, and mental viruses, and shows how these ideas resonate in our own paranoid, sickened, hyper-networked times.

Featuring original fiction and essays from luminaries such as Brian Evenson, Blake Butler, Michael Cisco, Graham Rae, Joe Koch, Gary J. Shipley, Tobias Carroll, and Charlene Elsby, and interviews with figures such as Kathe Koja, Patrick McGrath, Tim Lucas, and Bruce Wagner—not to mention an exclusive interview with Cronenberg himself—this book is at once a study and a living example of the singular power of hybrid forms. It's an invitation to seek undead materials in the dark recesses of the past, and to use them as a means of tuning into the freakish wavelengths of the present.

 

About the Editor

David Leo Rice is an NYC-based author. His books include the novels A Room in Dodge City, A Room in Dodge City: Vol. 2, Angel House, and The New House, as well as the story collection Drifter

 

In conversation with 

Tobias Carroll is the author of four books: the novels Ex-Members and Reel; the story collection Transitory; and Political Sign, a work of nonfiction. He writes a regular column on books in translation for Words Without Borders.

Children of the New Flesh The Early Work and Pervasive Influence of David Cronenberg By Chris Kelso (Editor), David Leo Rice (Editor) Cover Image
By Chris Kelso (Editor), David Leo Rice (Editor)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781948687577
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: 11:11 Press - June 30th, 2022

Children of the New Flesh is a wide-ranging compendium of reflections on the enduring impact of David Cronenberg, one of the most significant filmmakers of all time.


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