New D. Harlan Wilson Interview
Here’s a sample:
“Peckinpah is a critifiction that combines my experience living in a small Midwestern town and a study of the ultraviolent films of Sam Peckinpah. The setting is fictional—a place called Dreamfield, Indiana—but it’s a caricatured version of where I live now in northwestern Ohio, which is basically constituted by the same thing as greater Indiana: rednecks, cornfields, flatness, republicanism, churches, fatasses, etc. I spend the first part of Peckinpah characterizing the absurd social and physical landscape of Dreamfield. By degrees I introduce my protagonist and antagonist and a plotline begins to unfold. Interspersed within this plotline are short essays, meditations, descriptive and analytical passages that engage the filmography of Sam Peckinpah. The action is increasingly ultraviolent in both the narrative and diagnostic parts.”
On another note, this is what Alan Moore has to say about Wilson’s book:
“A bludgeoning celluloid rush of language and ideas served from an action-painter’s bucket of fluorescent spatter, Peckinpah is an incendiary gem and very probably the most extraordinary new novel you will read this year.” – Alan Moore, author of Watchmen, V for Vendetta, From Hell and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
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