Philippe Sollers has entered the space of the novel, which appears as a “museum brought to life,” a perception that is accurate, since the narrator of Event (1987) is making an appearance in a novel, that appears as a painterly abstraction of characterization, with the illusion of realism transformed into a museum of modern art for the potential reader/character, who might be invited to become a participant in the novel itself. The character has become a Surrealist object, an abstract form, a painted image, which makes the reading experience similar to the interpretation of a painting, and the action of the novel can become an interaction with characters, who may wish to participate, in an intertextual way, or through social interaction.
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.