Fantasy by Ben Fama

FamaFantasy by Ben Fama, graduate, the MFA in Creative Writing at The New School.

Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015

Barnes and Noble:

Ben Fama's FANTASY operates in a world of Internet, glamor, and lonely 21st century adulthood, through various other sorts of intimacies that happen through global production. Fama's language and affect flatten desire while they maintain a tone of struggle and longing. Fantasy works at the question of how to spend time while alive in a humanity close to burnout, where the value of one's own labor is as inconclusive as the profits of intimacy. The need for things butts up against the living nihilism of late capitalism.