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The moment we’ve all been waiting for…

I Looked Alive, Gary Lutz

I Looked Alive
By Gary Lutz

Publisher: Black Square Editions/Brooklyn Rail
PubDate: 10/1/2010
ISBN: 9781934029077
Price: $17.00
Quantity Available: 90
Pages: 190
At Small Press Distribution

5 thoughts on “The moment we’ve all been waiting for…

  1. This is an event, considering how much the original edition is going for (I managed to snag a copy for around twelve bucks, though). And there are some stories in the new edition that haven’t been collected, I think. And some of the stories have been revised as well.

    And, not only does it look alive, but my Black Square/Brooklyn Rail copy crawled out of the envelope it came in.

    1. It’s good to know this book is crawling back to people.

      Can you confirm that there are new stories in the new edition? Care to name them?

      A triple pox of Lutz when you consider the magazine versions are different than the first edition and the second edition. Sometimes Beckett in French went to English and then back to French with that romance language still dripping Anglo influence.

      1. “I Have to Feel Halved”, “I Was in Kilter with Him a Little”, and “In Kind” are new to this edition. The first two were originally published in NOON and the last in New York Tyrant. “I Was in Kilter…” was previously collected in A Partial List of People to Bleach.

    2. Hi John –

      Since you own both editions, could possibly do a compare/contrast showing how the stories have been revised? I’m super curious how a sentence obsessive like Lutz reworks his words.

      1. Great idea, Mike! It’s something I’d love to do, but as I’m neck-deep in preparation (including rereading all of Lutz’s books, as well as the books of the other panelists, namely, Ben Marcus, Christine Schutt, and John Haskell) for a panel I’m moderating, I don’t think I’d have the time. However, I did do just that, briefly, with part of a story by Lutz here.

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