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New Essay in the Kenyon Review

Feb.20.2014

Read my latest essay, "Live Toy, Dead Toy," in new issue of the Kenyon Review.

Mylene's Latest Blogs

Feb.20.2014 - 7:05 am
"I gasped the first time we came over the great swell of rock that buttresses the Canyonlands. It’s like falling, but standing still. The land opens, evaporates from under you....
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Aug.12.2013 - 10:18 am
Yesterday, near Round Mountain in Utah, I found a jagged stone struck by many tiny blows, leaving behind the trace of the human being who had met and shaped it. It wasn't a...
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Jul.15.2013 - 6:10 pm
Feel like escaping for a moment, and stepping outdoors, to number the birds? I'm delighted to share that my first piece of nature writing--a new genre for me--has just been...
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Jun.19.2013 - 9:24 am
So this week my first novel, The Medusa Tree, was re-released as an e-book by a wonderful paperless publisher, Untreed Reads: When my agent sold the book to this company a few...
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Comments from Mylene

Mar.09.2012 - 6:31 am
In response to: Ghosts in the House
. . . you are the first person I have chatted with that remembers Liberace in the Empire Room.  So many famous...
Mar.09.2012 - 6:24 am
In response to: Ghosts in the House
Hi Sharon--yes, I am working on something ghostly of novel length--stay tuned! Will you post your own experience? I...
Mar.09.2012 - 6:22 am
In response to: Hibernaculum
. . . Marcia, I would have never guessed I'd been drawn to a creature I've previously been alarmed by.  But then...
Mar.09.2012 - 6:19 am
In response to: Hibernaculum
Eva, thank you!  I wish I knew where he went at night; I was never able to catch him at the moment of departure,...
Feb.28.2012 - 7:25 pm
In response to: Hibernaculum
. . . I have been reading about White Nose Syndrome, too. Today I looked again at his empty corner.  I will post...

Published Reviews

The Deadwood Beetle--Kindle Edition
Nov.18.2001
Published by The New York Times
Mylène Dressler's second novel is permeated by guilt and memory. Tristan Martens, an aging Dutch professor of entomology at a New York university, is wandering through an...