R. M. Berry

Essays by this author

Not Pessimistic Enough


Reflections on Creative Writing as potentially part of the tradition of the avant garde.

The Present of Fiction


Recent fiction by Curtis White, Alex Shakar, Michael Martone, and others read through the lens of Gertrude Stein and Wittgenstein.

The Avant-Garde and the Question of Literature


Ralph Berry on Avant-Garde fiction and the future of the page.

Is There a Language Problem?


R.M. Berry on the recuperation of politicized language, in (and through) the fiction of Marianne Hauser and Lidia Yuknavitch.

And Furthermore...


R M Berry Replies to Joseph Tabbi

R. M. Berry's Riposte to Brian Lennon and Loren Glass


R.M. Berry responds to Brian Lennon and Loren Glass by noting the crucial differences between the various forms of institutionalization that are endemic (or should be considered so) to their conversations on “The System.”