[PDF] Dodge Rose ☆ Jack Cox


  • Paperback
  • 191
  • Dodge Rose
  • Jack Cox
  • English
  • 28 March 2019
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10 thoughts on “Dodge Rose

  1. says:

    I'm very sad not to have liked this better and want to be very clear about one thing I would far far rather all bad novels be bad because like this one the execution and the extraordinarily high ambitions didn't add up than that they be bad as most bad novels are because they're not trying to do anything other th

  2. says:

    “She stretched the red elastic between her fingers Her voice faltered Something obvious appeared to be beginning to dawn on her and she frowned until the elastic had slowed to a stop and her thought come home”Dodge Rose is the first novel by Australian author Jack Cox Maxine tells of the arrival from Yass of twenty one year old Eliza come to Sydney by train to deal with the estate of her late Aunt Dodge Rose Maxine is fairly certain s

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    A striking first novel from an Australian talent with a hard on for hardcore modernism Set in the pleasing suburb of Woolloomooloo Sydney the novel is split into two parts the first written from the supposed daughter of Dodge Rose M

  4. says:

    Dalkey is primping this with Henry Green Joyce and Gaddis But it's too short

  5. says:

    Feel like I missed something with this but I found it basically unreadable

  6. says:

    Given the latent hostility towards formally inventive fiction that has long pervaded the Australian publishing industry Dodge Rose's origin story made it pretty appealing to me a young ish publicity averse stalwartly intellectual writer mails his manuscript to Dalkey Archive and has it picked from the slush pile unearthed from beneath a te

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    ‘An original at times brilliant work that in its avoidance of cliche its restorative effect on language actually does recall Beckett’Guardian ‘A wild untamed work one of the most ambitious unusual and difficult first novels in recent Australian literary history’Australian‘Dodge Rose is fresh and astonishingly go

  8. says:

    Very strange and meticulous history of a family in modern Sydney and in 1920's Sydney For a first novel it is amazing

  9. says:

    An absolute disaster So much hype and after the first 40 pages or so unreadable The Emperor's New Clothes in literary form

  10. says:

    261118 Gasp I I forgot to add my review here when I read this over a year agoBetter late than never here it is Regular readers know that I am making my way through James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake and have begun to recognise a

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Dodge Rose

Eels its way through law high finance and a plethora of national myths The typographical representation of a piano being smashed to pieces with a golf club is just one of many strokes of geniusThe most exciting new fiction by a young Australian in years Saturday Paper. Very strange and meticulous history of a family in modern Sydney and in 1920 s Sydney For a first novel it is amazing

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Revenge is a wild kind of justiceEliza travels to Sydney to deal with the estate of her Aunt Dodge and finds Maxine occupying Dodge's apartment Soon enough the young women's lives are consumed by absurd legal complications as well as their own mounting boredom and sua. I m very sad not to have liked this better and want to be very clear about one thing I would far far rather all bad novels be bad because like this one the execution and the extraordinarily high ambitions didn t add up than that they be bad as most bad novels are because they re not trying to do anything other than expression the author s emotions or make the reader feel sad Caveat over One uarter of the way through this book I started to suspect it was a hoax Perhaps the best known Australian literary modernist apologies to White Ern Malley was a made up poet who submitted what he thought were bullshit modernist poems to an important journal which printed them Critics have been finding great merit in those poems ever since Dodge is published by an American publisher well known for publishing experimental work Its author is not particularly well known he seems to have only a couple of publications before this Could it be I thought to myself Ern Malley II So I did some googling and way happy to find the editor at Dalkey Archive saying precisely the same thing in a review essay plumping the book Worst case scenario we the literary world have not been taken in uite as easily as we were in the Ern Malley case I thought the book was a hoax because it s boring predictable derivative and often unreadable and has been hailed by all and sundry as a highly original work of genius just like Joyce and Beckett Note to reviewers if a work is just like someone else s whatever else it is it isn t highly original What Dodge is unless it s a hoax is a work of genre fiction where the genre happens to be high modernism It follows all the rules breaks all the right rules sketchy punctuation authorial intrusions about the place of the book in the academic canon cack handed analogies and metaphors that make it poetic incorporation of alternative discourses here the law of inheritance and a Faulknerian second half The content a serious flaw in the modernist genre having content is hilariously similar to that in another Australian book I just read Patrick White s Eye of the Storm but White does approximately infinitely with it On the upside Dodge made something very clear to me I don t care to read of this stuff unless it has clear literary historical importance or the rule breaking has a purpose Woolf or the tiresome self importance is made bearable by the sheer beauty of the prose Joyce And it made me wonder why the angl0 modernist tradition is so focused on works like this one Consider we have Eliot Pound and Joyce as the big three I speak here of literary history not intrinsic merit where the French have Mallarme and Proust and the Germans have say Mann and Musil Why are we the anglosphere so keen on books that demand of the reader an archaeological fascination with details what is this uote from what is this reference to what Sydney street are we supposedly walking down I so much prefer the Musil or Proust version if there s a reference to a work of art that work is discussed with the reader if there s a thorny intellectual uestion that uestion is worried over with the reader We walk with Musil and Proust whereas EliotPoundJoyce preach at us A friend has suggested that this preaching at us has oddly allowed scholars to argue that Joyce in particular is a great democrat since everyone understands as much of Joyce as anyone else There s no need to think along with him just to catch whatever few references you can So everyone can have their interpretation But that s not democracy That s demagoguery I propose that the real democrats are the authors who assume that their readers are their intellectual euals and that their readers can work through their problems with the author Cox is very much a JoycePoundEliot type demanding that the reader do all the work and refusing to work with them If this wasn t literature we d call that managerial capitalism

REVIEW Dodge Rose

Lor Not to mention their trip across Sydney Harbour carrying an antiue bookcase in a shopping trolley Dodge Rose has been described as the most astonishing debut novel of the decade With its inventories irreverence and virtuoso adaptation of collouial speech it freewh. Feel like I missed something with this but I found it basically unreadable


About the Author: Jack Cox

Jack Cox has a master’s degree from the University of Sydney and is currently living in Paris Dodge Rose is his first novel