The Ants reviewed at Connotation Press

The AntsOver at Connotation Press, Julia Bouwsma reviews The Ants by Sawako Nakayasu:

Nakayasu plays again and again with the notion of an organic text on the most thorough and intimate level. And it is an amazing achievement that her text is truly as alive as her subject matter—each vignette a separate being, small almost to the point of invisibility, yet always part of a greater whole, moving in a studied unifying rhythm toward a greater sense of connection. For in both writing and in ants, “parallel is beautiful and black becomes green and lines have a natural inclination towards returning, and towards each other.”

Read the full review at Connotation Press.


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