Electric Literature Issue 5 PDF
Before Electric Literature relaunched as an online publisher with the first issue of Recommended Reading in 2012, we published six issues of a quarterly(ish) anthology. Available in all formats, including ebook and print, it pioneered a new publishing model that is standard practice today. Now, for the first time in years, PDF editions of those anthologies are available for purchase.
Our fifth issue (January 2011) takes you on a journey from the suburbs to the underworld. In Kevin Brockmeier’s tale, “A Fable for the Living,” notes are passed between the living and the dead through a fissure in the earth. J. Robert Lennon’s “Hibachi” unleashes the unexpected cathartic power of a hibachi grill on a paralyzed marriage. In “The West” by Carson Mell (who wrote for the TV show Silicon Valley and created the animated series Tarantula) a father and son join the insatiable Mackenzie Horselover on a quest for the perfect hamburger. Ben Greenman rekindles old rivalries in “Come Out,” a story of friendships, love triangles, and repurposed bathtubs. And in Lynne Tillman’s “The Original Impulse,” a woman cycles through memory, encountering an old lover with every pass. Cover art by Alison Elizabeth Taylor. After purchase, you will receive an email link to download the PDF file. To purchase this item as a gift, just forward the follow-up email, which includes instructions for accessing your digital item, to the gift recipient.