Moving Parts

Steve Katz


Moving Parts

Moving Parts

  • Title: Moving Parts
  • Author: Steve Katz
  • ISBN: 9780914590323
  • Page: 103
  • Format: Hardcover



A man removing the skin of a woman and wearing it, a package containing human wrists that spawn human body parts, a trip through Tennessee searching for fictional material, the ubiquitous number 43, are four separate stories that come together to form Moving Parts You follow the author through several communes, greyhound bus trips, and a Cherokee burial ground, always seaA man removing the skin of a woman and wearing it, a package containing human wrists that spawn human body parts, a trip through Tennessee searching for fictional material, the ubiquitous number 43, are four separate stories that come together to form Moving Parts You follow the author through several communes, greyhound bus trips, and a Cherokee burial ground, always searching but not finding anything The obsession of the author with Wendy Appel, the human wrists, the number 43, become his identity Moving Parts is a unique look into the mind and traveling of the author.


Recent Comments "Moving Parts"

Unexpectedly brilliant when it's brilliant. The punning titles of more recent Katz novels made me wary of possibly excessive literary zaniness, not always my cup of over-sweetened tea. But this, though often completely insane, does it with a sharp balance of wit, metafictive daring, and deft grotesquery eliding into a kind of discomfitting funhouse delight. Published by the original Fiction Collective in 1977, this contains: two stories, a travelogue, and an essay, all more complicated than such [...]

Katz continues to impress me with another peculiar work that mixes photographic montage, travelogue, surreal short stories, and autobiographical elements into one nearly coherent whole known as Moving Parts. It all begins after the disorienting ‘Female Skin’ when Katz receives a package with 43 wrists in the mail (‘Parcel of Wrists’) and unfolds from there into a freewheeling trip across America in ‘Trip’ and a recollection of his fascination with a certain number in ‘43.’ A late [...]

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