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Your Duck is My Duck

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"When I want to publish a book, or a poem or story or text in Fence, it is because I am pleased by that writing in a special way that has to do with its lack of compromise with the mysterious forces," writes Rebecca Wolff, editor of Fence, in her introduction to this issue of Recommended Reading. "Like Deborah Eisenberg's 'Your Duck is My Duck.' Her brilliant story coolly articulates the positions taken by givers and receivers of patronage, and one singular episode of such at a privately owned coastal retreat far away from yet easily accessible to the coasts of Manhattan.
"I love the ease with which the narrator, a painter somewhat nonplussed to find herself newly under the ill-favored wing of seasoned arts patrons, slips in and out of insufferable situations, dining rooms and clinches, almost without comment - all the while acting out the seriocomic effluvia of a lost love, one who has apparently recently sold the patronizing couple a painting she had given him, a rather large canvas.
"Eisenberg's writing is flagrant and defensive and provoked and responsive. Despondent and indicative. I am pleased by it and I want to share, to spread, to not shut up about it but to disseminate and propagate its trails and implications, make indelible the inscription of the conditions that made it possible for that writing to take place."


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November 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Your Duck is My Duck (Electric Literature's Recommended Reading Book 80)
Author(s): Deborah Eisenberg
Publisher: Electric Literature
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