The Voice in the Closet (1979) by Raymond Federman was originally published in a double book with Echos by the French novelist Maurice Roche, an innovative novelist who published in the Tel Quel series in Paris. The Voice in the Closet is written in unpunctuated prose with an informal style of narration that continues the dramatic storytelling tradition of Samuel Beckett, and as the narrator considers the act of telling the real story, the existential dilemma of the narrator writing at the typewriter he calls the "selectricstud" becomes apparent.
David Detrich lives in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where he has just completed The Convergence of Two Narrative Lines Ascending, an ultramodern Surrealist novel written in minimal squares. He is working on Dream the Presence of the Circular Breast Starfish Topography, a monumental Surrealist novel written with innovative typographical design. His first novel Big Sur Marvels & Wondrous Delights (2001) is available from Amazon. He is the editor of Innovative Fiction Magazine and Surrealist Star Clustered Illuminations.