Recessional - Or, the Time of the Hammer

From the publisher:

Modernist and contemporary literature are marked by a preoccupation with time, specifically with the passage of time characterized by starts and stops and suspended states of waiting. Acclaimed novelist Tom McCarthy brings out a temporal pattern, a subliminal convention of a certain fringe of modernism that works both in and against the canon of modernist literature in works by Thomas Pynchon, J. G. Ballard, Maurice Blanchot, Thomas Mann, Joseph Conrad, James Joyce, and William Faulkner, as well as in McCarthy’s own fiction. The latest edition in Diaphanes’s THINK ART series, which explores the cultural and theoretical impact of artistic processes, Recessional—Or, the Time of the Hammer opens with an essay by McCarthy on recessional time as an aesthetic element and literary device. This essay is followed by an interview with McCarthy, in which he further discusses his own writing process, taking his most recent novel, Satin Island, as the starting point and casting new light on both avant-garde and realist literature. Praise for Remainder “An avant-garde challenge. . . . [McCarthy is] one of the great English novelists of the past ten years.”—Zadie Smith

error-icon Created with Sketch.

This title isn’t currently available to order. However, we’re still able to send you some of our favourite books, old and new – browse the full list at londonreviewbookbox.co.uk/collections/staff-picks.

If you really need THIS title, we recommend you search on Twitter for #ChooseBookshops to find other independent bookshops that may be able to help you.

Other Titles of Interest

C

Tom McCarthy

From the publisher:

Follows the life of Serge Carrefax, a man who surges into ...

£9.99

error-icon Created with Sketch.

This title isn’t currently available to order. However, we’re still able to send you some of our favourite books, old and new – browse the full list at londonreviewbookbox.co.uk/collections/staff-picks.

If you really need THIS title, we recommend you search on Twitter for #ChooseBookshops to find other independent bookshops that may be able to help you.

Men in Space

Tom McCarthy

From the publisher:

Set in a Central Europe rapidly fragmenting after the fall ...

£7.99

error-icon Created with Sketch.

This title isn’t currently available to order. However, we’re still able to send you some of our favourite books, old and new – browse the full list at londonreviewbookbox.co.uk/collections/staff-picks.

If you really need THIS title, we recommend you search on Twitter for #ChooseBookshops to find other independent bookshops that may be able to help you.

Tintin and the Secret of Literature

Tom McCarthy

From the publisher:

Exciting early work by the Man Booker-shortlisted author, ...

£8.99

error-icon Created with Sketch.

This title isn’t currently available to order. However, we’re still able to send you some of our favourite books, old and new – browse the full list at londonreviewbookbox.co.uk/collections/staff-picks.

If you really need THIS title, we recommend you search on Twitter for #ChooseBookshops to find other independent bookshops that may be able to help you.

Remainder

Tom McCarthy

From the publisher:

A prize-winning modern classic by the Man Booker ...

£7.99

error-icon Created with Sketch.

This title isn’t currently available to order. However, we’re still able to send you some of our favourite books, old and new – browse the full list at londonreviewbookbox.co.uk/collections/staff-picks.

If you really need THIS title, we recommend you search on Twitter for #ChooseBookshops to find other independent bookshops that may be able to help you.

Satin Island

Tom McCarthy

From the publisher:

spends his days procrastinating, meandering through endless ...

£8.99

error-icon Created with Sketch.

This title isn’t currently available to order. However, we’re still able to send you some of our favourite books, old and new – browse the full list at londonreviewbookbox.co.uk/collections/staff-picks.

If you really need THIS title, we recommend you search on Twitter for #ChooseBookshops to find other independent bookshops that may be able to help you.