"What they [the three novels] share is a group of crucial tropes: communities—civic, familial, professional—on the verge of collapse; masculinity in crisis, or rather, as crisis; the violence inherent in the everyday; a profound fear of having children (because in a world where all of the above is a given, any prospective act of creation can only appear terrifying and obscene); and, last but not least, a wild, pervasive black comedy that allows you to believe—for a while—that you’re reading absurdist farces rather than existential tragedies."
Justin Taylor, “Woes Make the Man”, a review of the Picador reissues of Donald Antrim’s three novels (woes make the man - bookforum.com / current issue)
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