Viewing entries tagged
Ann Quin

Ann Quin’s <br><i>The Unmapped Country: Stories and Fragments</i>

Ann Quin’s
The Unmapped Country: Stories and Fragments

Reviewed by Jennifer Croft

 

Ann Quin’s The Unmapped Country may be part of a larger resurgence. Jennifer Hodgson’s curation shapes these short stories and autobiographical sketches and the unfinished Unmapped Country itself into a chronicle of someone slowly running out of steam. What is feisty, even cocky at the start will fade into exhaustion; experiments seem to yield few findings, and the attempt to understand what underlies the daily misunderstandings of modern life is frustrated and stops short in an incomprehension that comes to feel absolute...