‘Above the line’, a narrator begins a story. At a specific moment in time, a specific fictional character appears and something is about to happen. ‘Below the line’, another narrator begins a different story, a story in notes, footnotes, ‘citational backup’ for the story ‘above’. You have begun reading Bernard Cohen’s new novel: a work in story and notes, a game, a play of genre, a performance.
Above the story line
The Antibiography of Robert F. Menzies
by Bernard Cohen
Fourth Estate, $32.99 pb, 298 pp, 9780732264383
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