Sarah Goldstein

Sarah Goldstein's Fables reviewed by Tristan Beach at The Conium Review

“Perhaps one of Goldstein’s greatest achievements in this slim, provocative (and beautifully designed) collection of proses is her consistent, dark and at times terrifying tone (terror as suggestive; horror as explicit—according to Anne Radcliffe’s “On the Supernatural in Poetry”), sustained through a consistent pattern of narration—no exposition, a sequence of action with or without a climax, and overshadowed by dodgy yet curiously vivid, heavily auditory-based depictions. Goldstein’s tone, along with these violent, intelligent, and suggestive yet playful and inventive little stories make Fables an outstanding candidate for any poetry/prose lover’s bookshelf.” (Tristan Beach, The Conium Review).

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The Rumpus reviews Sarah Goldstein's Fables

At The Rumpus, Nick Sturm reviews Sarah Goldstein’s *Fables* (Tarpaulin Sky, 2011): “Horrifying and humbling in their imaginative precision…. Antiquated elements mix with contemporary moments of horror to create a wholly new kind of fable … exploring the liminal spaces between human and nonhuman, natural and supernatural, and ripping open the differences to see what bleeds out….. Be sure not to leave this one laying out for the kids.”

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Sarah Goldstein interviewed at Open Letters Monthly

Open Letters Monthly interviews Sarah Goldstein, author of *Fables*, from Tarpaulin Sky Press; “I really did want to use Grimm’s fairy tales as a starting point for some of the Fables, and so I deliberately tried to ground them and give them a sense of specificity (even if it’s not always a recognizable time and place) rather than have them “float” (to use your excellent description) in an abstracted way. I was also trying to simplify my writing … and I know that sounds strange, but it was almost an exercise: how compact can I make this piece of writing? How much can I get across in one paragraph? In just a few sentences?”

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