The Camperdown Elm
A meditation on how trees, drawing, and writing embody experience. With my drawings of Brooklyn’s unusual trees.
My Man and Other Critical Fictions
Seven “critical fictions”—part essay, part story or poem—on Joseph Conrad, Olaudah Equiano’s lost journal, the pre-Shakespearean character of Cordelia, Helen Adam, Harry Mathews, Anna Maria Ortese and others. 2011.
A critical fiction that examines the missing hours in a famous murder. Of three characters present– the Inspector of Factories, the Governess and the Child– two speak. He speaks in the language of Victorian machine-operation and his mistress, the Lover of Melodrama, responds in bits of plays. 2010.
A poetic nonfiction, using constrained text and contemporary
documents, about the murder case that inspired Wilkie Collins
and Charles Dickens. 2009.
Two tales from The Sea-Rabbit, and two from Stories Out of Omarie,
in a selection edited by L. Timmel Duchamp. 2006.
Stories Out of Omarie
Tales about the twinship of passion and narrative, based on
the lais of the great 12th century poet Marie de France. 1995.
The Secret Service
A fabulist novel of espionage and transubstantiation. 1992.
The Sea-Rabbit, or, The Artist of Life
Seven neo-fairy tales and two fables about the discovery
of new form as the key to survival. 1988.