Elizabeth Gaffney
Contributor History

Elizabeth Gaffney
Elizabeth Gaffney is the author of two novels, Metropolis and When the World Was Young (both Random House), and has translated four books from German, including Susan Kreller’s You Can’t See the Elephants (Penguin/Putnam). She teaches in the writing programs of the New School, NYU, and Queens University.



In Print

Vol. 71
A Cabinet of Curiosity
Fall 2018
Edited by Bradford Morrow


February 12, 2019
(I want nothing short of not being brief. It’s a peccadillo. Chickens take longer
Than they did. If I wasn’t kind today, it’s because I am feeling out of sorties like a movie
That ends before anything gets said that might resolve the question
Of why anyone would spend time making or watching a movie, or a bed.
February 5, 2019
I was beginning to sense a pattern. Not that I knew what the pattern was, just that one was coming into view. It had something to do with the babysitter. I didn’t hire her, and refuse to be blamed. Sharon hired the babysitter; I spotted the pattern.
January 29, 2019
“I had a problem for you, and you didn’t solve it.” “It was imaginary.” “Not all that appears reappears. It may be only once that you glimpse Pythagoras.” “Did you say Pythagoras?” “Might could be, apparently so.” “Was your problem related to math?” “Of an existential dimension.” “That’s the sort that interested me before my career set in.”
Unnameable Books celebrates the Curiosity issue of Conjunctions
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
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