Warren Motte

Warren Motte is College Professor of Distinction at the University of Colorado. He specializes in contemporary French literature, with particular focus upon experimentalist works that put accepted notions of literary form into question. His most recent books include Fables of the Novel: French Fiction since 1990 (2003), Fiction Now: The French Novel in the Twenty-First Century (2008), and Mirror Gazing (2014).

  • Roberto Giannotti, “Island within an Island,” August 28, 2012
    March 29, 2017 | Warren Motte
    Roberto Giannotti, “Island within an Island,” August 28, 2012 In early 2014, Maylis de Kerangal wrote a short text entitled À ce stade de la nuit [At this point of the night] at the invitati...
  • A dog in a purple turtleneck sweater
    July 2, 2013 | Warren Motte
    “Dogs bark,” writes Warren Motte, “for the same reasons that I write: it’s our way of coming to terms with things, gropingly, imprecisely, and as best we can.”  Photo: Thomas Hawk/Flickr I h...
  • Cat sitting in sunlight
    September 19, 2012 | Warren Motte
    Photo by Michael McKelvaney/Flickr I read Robert Shapard’s remarks about “flash” fiction in the September 2012 issue of WLT with a great deal of interest. Having spent quite a bit of time in...

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