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Drifts

Kate Zambreno’s new novel is a kind of inverted mindfulness exercise in book form, fixed on pinning moments down like so many butterflies.

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Review of ‘Drifts’

In Drifts, Kate Zambreno ponders an early self-portrait by German artist Albrecht Dürer. Drawn from his own mirrored reflection, the portrait is realistic except for Dürer’s hand, which had been too busy sketching to model for the drawing. “Perhaps it’s impossible to record the self at the immediate moment of contemplation,” Zambreno writes. She tries…

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