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Now “The Fact That” Then

Now “The Fact That” Then

Jul 13, 2020

This article examines the dissolution of the centre as a fecund literary frame of reference. Lucy Ellmann’s "Ducks, Newburyport" (2019) is a novel that is written on the precipice of crisis. It is an experimental novel of (mostly) one sentence that documents a contemporary crisis of distraction so engrossing that we do not have time to acknowledge its magnitude.