The Deep Zoo

The Deep Zoo

Rikki Ducornet


Included in Library Journal’s "25 Key Indie Fiction Titles, Fall 2014-Winter 2015"

Within the writer's lifestyles, phrases and issues gather energy. For Borges it's the tiger and the colour crimson, for Cortázar a couple of amorous lions, and for an early Egyptian scribe the monarch butterfly that metamorphosed into the major of lifestyles. Ducornet names those powers The Deep Zoo. Her essays take us from the fantastic bestiary of Aloys Zötl to Abu Ghraib, from the tree of lifestyles to Sade's Silling fortress, from The Epic of Gilgamesh to digital fact. Says Ducornet, "To write with the impossible to resist ink of tigers and the uncaging of our personal Deep Zoo, we have to be attentive and fearless—above all very curious—and all on the similar time."

"Ducornet’s ability at drawing unforeseen connections, and her skill to maneuver among outrage and meditativeness, are gripping to behold."—Star Tribune

"This number of essays meditates on paintings, mysticism, and extra; it’ll depart a reader with lots to ponder."—Vol. 1 Brooklyn

"Rikki Ducornet's new collection The Deep Zoo is choked with shrewdpermanent and unbelievable essays that discover our connections to the world via art."—Largehearted Boy

““The Deep Zoo” acts as one of those foundational textual content, a lens to view her paintings and the other essays via. . . Subversive at center and acutely perceptive.”—Numero Cinq

"Ducornet strikes among those features of human adventure with otherworldly grace, growing astounding parallels and institutions. . . The Deep Zoo is a testomony to her acrobatic intelligence and unflinching interest. Ducornet not just trusts the subconscious, she celebrates and interrogates it."—The Heavy Feather

“What struck me such a lot approximately this assortment, and what i'm convinced will pull me again to it back, is Ducornet’s visible ardour for all times. She is . . .  attentive, fearless, and curious. And for 100 pages we get to determine the way it feels to exist like that, what it’s wish to imagine seriously and nonetheless be open to the world.”—Cleaver Magazine

“Rikki Ducornet is imagination’s emissary to this mundane world.”—Stephen Sparks, eco-friendly Apple Books at the Park

"This publication is just like the mystery on the middle of the realm; i have positioned different books aside."—Anne Germanacos, writer of Tribute

Praise for Rikki Ducornet

"A novelist whose vocabulary sweats with one of those lyrical heat."—The manhattan Times

"Linguistically explosive . . . the most attention-grabbing American writers around."—The Nation

"Ducornet—surrealist, absurdist, natural anarchist at times—is one in every of our such a lot finished writers, adept at seizing at the ideal information and writing with emotion and funky detachment simultaneously."—Jeff Vandermeer

"A specified blend of the sensible and extraordinary, a girl both alive to the chances of pleasure and the need of political accountability, a creature—à los angeles Shakespeare's Cleopatra—of 'infinite variety,' Ducornet is a author of impressive strength, in whose books 'rigor and mind's eye' (her watchwords) practice with the grace and bold of high-wire acrobats."—Laura Mullen, BOMB Magazine

"The perversity, decadence, or even the depravity that Ducornet renders right here suppose explosively clean simply because their assets are suggestion and emotion, no longer the physique, and eventually there is a few pathos too."— The Boston Globe

"Ducornet's ability at drawing unforeseen connections, and her skill to maneuver among outrage and meditativeness, are gripping to behold."—Tobias Carroll, Star Tribune

"This choice of essays meditates on artwork, mysticism, and extra; it will go away a reader with lots to ponder."— Vol. 1 Brooklyn

"Rikki Ducornet's new assortment The Deep Zoo is full of shrewdpermanent and fabulous essays that discover our connections to the realm via art."— Largehearted Boy

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