Attrib. and Other Stories by Eley Williams

 
 

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Attrib. and other stories celebrates the tricksiness of language just as it confronts its limits. Correspondingly, the stories are littered with the physical ephemera of language: dictionaries, dog-eared pages, bookmarks and old coffee stains on older books. This is writing that centres on the weird, tender intricacies of the everyday where characters vie to ‘own’ their words, tell tall tales and attempt to define their worlds.

This debut collection from Eley Williams centres upon the difficulties of communication and the way in which one’s thoughts — absurd, encompassing, oblique — may never be fully communicable and yet can overwhelm.

With affectionate, irreverent and playful prose, the inability to communicate exactly what we mean dominates this bold debut collection from one of Britain’s most original new writers.

“a delicious expedition through words, their difficulty and allure”Alice

Description

‘It’s exciting to come across a writer playing with language so experimentally. There’s no one working in the UK quite like her.’ — Joanna Walsh
Eley Williams lives and work in Ealing. She is co-editor of fiction at 3:AM magazine and assists the independent publishers Copy Press. Her prose has appeared in the journals Ambit, Night & Day,The Dial and Structo; in 2005, she was awarded the Christopher Tower Poetry Prize and her work has been shortlisted twice in The White Review‘s Short Story Prize. She teaches both creative writing and children’s literature at Royal Holloway, University of London, where she was recently awarded her doctorate.

Additional information

ISBN

9781910312162

Format

Paperback

Pagination

176 pages

Publisher

Influx Press

Publication Date

06/03/2017

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