Dr. Matt Bowker‘s most recent book, Misinterest: Essays, Pensées, and Dreams, will be published by Punctum Books (CA and NY) in 2019.

The book is a compendium of essays, creative nonfiction pieces, and prose poems on the surprising tendency to destroy interest and its objects, which include thoughts and thinking, beings and being, relationships and relating, and more.

The longer essays tackle some of Kafka’s most difficult puzzles, forces of Eros and hatred in group-life, the meaning of plagues, and the question of whether sex is interesting. Other pieces treat dreaming, forgetting, suburban suicide, jury duty, and other subjects that may or may not be of interest.

Excerpts of the draft text may be read here.

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