The Box (Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading)

by Arthur Bradford, John Hodgman

“But there is always a certain weirdness lurking beneath the surface of his stories (in this one almost literally)—a beguiling, sometimes lurid, slightly cannabinoid strain of magical realism that Arthur’s characters confront with hilariousequanimity.

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  • Pages: 16 pages
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  • Published January 18th 2015 by Electric Literature
  • ASIN: B00SG4CAYG
  • Edition Language: English
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“But there is always a certain weirdness lurking beneath the surface of his stories (in this one almost literally)—a beguiling, sometimes lurid, slightly cannabinoid strain of magical realism that Arthur’s characters confront with hilarious equanimity. The descent into the underworld is a staple of the hero’s journey according to Joseph Campbell; but only in an Arthur Bradford story would the hero peer into the underworld, shrug, lock it shut, and go get stoned.” – John Hodgman About the Author: Arthur Bradford is an O. Henry Award–winning writer and Emmy-nominated filmmaker. He is the author of Dogwalker, and his writing has appeared in Esquire, McSweeny’s, VICE, and Men’s Journal. He lives in Portland, Oregon, and serves as the co-director of Camp Jabberwocky, the nation’s longest-running residential summer camp for people with disabilities. About the Guest Editor: John Hodgman is a writer, comedian, actor, and former personal computer who currently appears on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and hosts the Judge John Hodgman podcast on maximumfun.org. About the Publisher: Electric Literature is an independent publisher amplifying the power of storytelling through digital innovation. Electric Literature’s weekly fiction magazine, Recommended Reading, invites established authors, indie presses, and literary magazines to recommended great fiction. Once a month we feature our own recommendation of original, previously unpublished fiction.