Work and Works

Works in Progress

Publications and Projects

Novel

Flicker in the Porthole Glass, September 2002 by MAMMOTH Books.

  • Reviewed in CONTEXT: A Forum for Literary Arts and Culture (no. 12, February 2003).
  • Reviewed in the Review of Contemporary Fiction (vol. 23, no.1).
  • Reviewed in American Book Review (vol. 24, no.5)

Short Fiction

  • “The Rapture of Sorrowful Things,” War, Literature, and the Arts (vol. 25)
  • “Mutilés de Guerre,” Stolen Island Review, 2013.
  • Excerpt from KORPORATION, novella in progress, Stolen Island Review, 2011.
  • “Jacques Rigaut on the Eve of Departure,” excerpt from the novel Housebreaking the Muse, Eighty Percent Magazine, Winter ’09-10.
  • “Ubu Explains Himself,” Stolen Island Review, 2009.
  • “Bela Blasko Gets a Few Things Off His Chest” Stolen Island Review, 2008.
  • “l’Ennui de la Lune,” Pennsylvania English. vol. 23 no. 1, Spring 2001.
  • “Gene Krupa’s Never-Before-Published Science Fiction Story,” Hayden’s Ferry Review. Fall 1994.

Hypertext Fiction

  • “Jacques Rigaut’s Happiest Birthday.” Gravitational Intrigue: An Anthology of Emergent Hypermedia. Albany: University of Albany, S.U.N.Y. 1999. Available from 13th Moon Press.
  • “Jacques Rigaut’s Happiest Birthday.” Little Magazine, Volume 21.3.
  • “Théadulu Bezizi in Mid-Life Crisis.” Little Magazine, Volume 21.

Essays

  • “I’ll Carve A Hole in the Rain for Ya: Neo-Luddites No Cure for a Tech-Sick World.” Dinosaur Magazine 1, no. 4 (June 2015):96-98.
  • To Ink or Not to Ink.” Dinosaur Magazine (web edition), published February 11, 2015.
  • “Totally Wired: Prepare Your Affidavits of Explanation.” Chapter in Retaking the Universe: William S. Burroughs and the Global Order, Davis Schneiderman and Phillip Walsh, editors. Scheduled for publication by Pluto Press in 2004. Reviewing the book in the journal Postmodern Culture (volume 16, number 6), David Banash said, “In “Totally Wired: Prepare Your Affidavits of Explanation,” Edward Desautels provides a critical-creative investigation of web technologies and globalization in the style pioneered by Steven Shaviro’s Doom Patrols. Here, a ghostly agent Burroughs transmits a faint signal from the other side, reporting on the dangers of an increasingly wired world.”

Reviews

Articles

  • “Machine-Age Knife Magic: Burroughs, Bowie, and the Cut-Up Method.” Dinosaur Magazine 2, no. 1 (Fall 2015):
  • “Eastwood Guitars Gets It.” Dinosaur Magazine 1, no. 4 (Summer 2015):62-67.

Media Appearances and Other Work

Public Readings of Original Work

  • 2009, October 17, The 4th Biennial &Now Festival of Innovative Writing & the Literary Arts, Buffalo, NY. “Impressions of Jacques Rigaut.”
  • 2009, October 16, The 4th Biennial &Now Festival of Innovative Writing & the Literary Arts, Buffalo, NY. “The Paul West Experience: Liberating the Microcosms.”
  • 2007, November 30, University of Maine 2007 New Writing Series, Selections from Flicker in the Porthole Glass and Housebreaking the Muse, and from selected short pieces. University of Maine, Orono, Maine.
  • 2006, The &Now Festival of Innovative Writing & the Literary Arts, Lake Forrest, IL. “Investigation Artifact 13264/CRD/StateWatch.12a-e.”
  • 2003, March 18. Selections from Flicker in the Porthole Glass, a novel. University of Rochester.
  • 2002, April 15. “A Room in the Hotel Vendig.” From Flicker in the Porthole Glass, a novel. Writers and Books cultural center, Rochester, NY.
  • 2002, April 16. Selections from Flicker in the Porthole Glass, a novel. Shaman Drum Bookstore, Ann Arbor, MI.
  • 2002, April 17. “Good Friday.” From Flicker in the Porthole Glass, a novel.  Eastern Michigan University Writers Series, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI.
  • 2002, April 18. Selections from Flicker in the Porthole Glass, a novel. Lake Forest University, Lake Forest, IL.
  • 2002, April 19. “Théadulu Bezizi in Mid-Life Crisis. Quimbys Bookstore, Chicago, IL.
  • 1994, February 25.  “Darkroom.”  From Flicker in the Porthole Glass, a novel.  MFA Readers Series, Department of English, Penn State.
  • 1993, September 28.  “Gene Krupa’s Never-Before-Published Science Fiction Story.”  Central Pennsylvania Poets’ Circle.
  • 1993, February 17.  “The Light Fantastic.”  From Flicker in the Porthole Glass,  a novel.  MFA Readers Series, Department of English, Penn State.
  • 1992, September 8.  “A Room in the Hotel Vendig.”  From Flicker in the Porthole Glass,  a novel.  Central Pennsylvania Poets’ Circle.
  • 1992, February 19.  “Good Friday.”  From Flicker in the Porthole Glass,  a novel.  MFA Readers Series, Department of English, Penn State.
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