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The Allure of Simultaneity

Written by Kashif Sharma-Patel for Map Magazine on Monday, June 1, 2020

Anthony Joseph’s The Frequency of Magic (Peepal Press, 2019) is a sprawling tome to the limits of narrative in writing, at the cusp of formal and informal traditions and distinctions that mark avant-garde and experimental approaches to writing. 

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Joseph gives expression to the accumulated experience that constitutes culture, or just being in a place, and in doing so invokes a liberatory promise, or hope, where the bounds of forms are blurred inviting critique and reflection.

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Joseph’s writing invites eddying bursts of reading and breathing that emanate through the reader. Writing as experimentation holds this potential that lies latent in the vitality of placelessness, an inhabitant form of social poetics that seeks a nuanced embrace, in critique and reflection.

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