The New Manifesto: Or The Slow Eroding of Time

The New Manifesto: Or The Slow Eroding of Time

by Sam Ernst
The New Manifesto: Or The Slow Eroding of Time

The New Manifesto: Or The Slow Eroding of Time

by Sam Ernst


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Arthur B. Johnson had always heard that a first novel is the easiest one to write. If that's true, THE NEW MANIFESTO may well be his last. In fact, assuming you're brave enough to open these pages, he'll be happy to tell you why.

After all, The New Manifesto is a book about writing The New Manifesto. Metafiction, as it were. But it is also a made-up memoir, a future history, a dream journal, and an interactive adventure story. No matter how many tricks he tried, whatever our author wrote always ended up becoming The New Manifesto. Certain themes and images are inescapable, it seems. Writers may view themselves as foxes, but all too often, they turn out to be hedgehogs.

At times riotous, at times contemplative, The New Manifesto delights in mocking its own author as he tries in vain to escape his own voice. Whether you ultimately come to see voice as a boon or hindrance, as worthy of celebration or worthy of revilement, The New Manifesto makes clear that voice is always and inevitably present.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781734023701
Publisher: Smith Ralston Excelsior
Publication date: 09/14/2021
Pages: 366
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.82(d)

About the Author

Sam Ernst was born in Pennsylvania in 1981. He trained as a naval architect, but after being chased through the port of Perama by a drunken, bottle-wielding communist, he abandoned the nautical life to sell bread in a landlocked bakery. At some point, Sam grew tired of slinging dough and moved on to answer telephones for a billionaire, write a rock opera about the life of Isaac Babel, and publish a thesis detailing the rhetorical tactics of online music critics. Sam lives in Fort Collins, Colorado with his wife and son and works at Colorado State University as a grant writer.
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