Brooklyn Rail: Davis Schneiderman

A short piece this month’s Brooklyn Rail on Davis Schneiderman’s Blank (Jaded Ibis, 2011):

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http://www.brooklynrail.org/2011/06/books/fiction-review-by-john-reed

Here it is in text:

Xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxx Blank, xxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxx xxxx, xxx xx xxxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx xx xxxxxx xx xxxxxx xxxxx xxxxxx. Davis Schneiderman xx xxxxx xxxxxx, xxxx xxxxxxx performances xxxxxxx xxx xxxxxxx mime xx xxxxxxx xx xx and xxxxxxxxx. Xxxx xxxx xxxxx xxxxx xx "qua book or qua gesture" xx xxxxxxxxx xxxxx xxxx xxxxxxx xxxxxx xx xxxxxx xxxxx xxxxxxxx. Xxxxxxxxx xxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxx "pyrographic images" by Susan White xxx xxxxxxxx, xxxx xx xxxxx xxx xxxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxx xxxx xx xxx xxxxxxx.

Xx xxxx xx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxx context.  The Tree of Codes, xxxxxxxxxx xx xxxxxxxxxx xx xxxxxx xx xxxxxx xxxxx xxxxxx. Xxxx xxxx xxxxx xxxxx xx xxxx xxxx xxxxx xxxxx xx Paul D Miller aka DJ Spooky.

Xx xxxx xx xxxxx xxxxxx, xxxx xxxxxxx xxxxxxx xxxx xx xxxxxxx xx xx xxxxxxx xxxxxxxxx. Xxxx xxxx xxxxx xxxxx argument of "structure follows content," which is at times the distinction of a literary book (as opposed to "content follows structure," which tends to xxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxx xxx xxxxxxxx, xxxx xx xxxxx xxx xxxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxx xxxx xx xxx xxxxxxx. Xx xxxx  xxxxx xxxxxx, xxxx xxxxxxx.

Xxxx xxxx xxxxx xxxxx xx political argument xx xxxxxxxxx xxxxx xxxx xxxxxx xxxxxx xx xxxxxx a frenzy of avoidance. Xxxxxxxxx xxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxx xxxtitles, xxxxxxxx, xxxxx xxx xxxxxxx xxxxxxx.

Xxxx xxxx xxxxx xxxxx xx forensic pathology,xx xxxxxxxxx xxxxx xxxx xxxxxx xxxxxx xx xxxxxx xxxxxxxx. Xxxxxxxxx xxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxx xxx the lesserxxxxxxxx, xxxx xx xxxxx xxx xxxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxx xxxx xx xxx xxxxx