“Koestenbaum often draws us in only to throw us off his scent, coveting the shimmer of ‘identitylessness.’ Written in parcelled fragments, his is a writing that is coolly sedate but alive with the exhilarations of reading and writing as forms of potential self-dissolution . . . Figure It Out is a book thrillingly alert to its literary markings and excretions–– the dirtiness of both its speech and its silences.”
Wayne Koestenbaum’s essay collection Figure It Out is reviewed in the Australian Book Review, check out the full review here.