Iimani David

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Iimani David
Iimami.jpg
Born (1969-12-15) December 15, 1969 (age 45)
Brooklyn, New York, US
Occupation Novelist, President of The New York Literary Society
Nationality American
Genre Fiction, surrealist, postmodern
Website
www.iimanidavid.com

Iimani David (born December 15, 1969) is an American author of literary fiction. His novels and short stories, often branded as an extreme form of impressionism, are known for their sociopolitical commentary and metaphysical bent.

Biography[edit]

David was born in New York City in 1969. He owned a poetry club in Brooklyn, Cafe Iimani's, from 2000 to 2006. David is best known for his work Anathema Rhodes: Dreams which was nominated in 2009 for book of the year by ForeWord Magazine.[1] He is the President of The New York Literary Society.[2]

Selected Works[edit]

Novels[edit]

  • Anathema Rhodes: Dreams[3] (2009)
  • The Bastard[4] (2012) - Originally published as Descendants of Caine in 1995

Short Stories[edit]

  • the store, (2010)
  • Boogieyakka, (2009) [5]
  • Dead Body, (2009)[6]
  • A Terribly Awful Thing - renamed Pathetique, (2007)[7]
  • Incidents at Willow Ridge, (1999) [8]
  • My Dream of the Hole, (1998) - Appears in Anathema Rhodes
  • Max Andersson, (date unknown) [9]
  • Slacker Nation, (date unknown) [10]
  • Baby-eater, (date unknown) [11]
  • When Women Were Ladies, (date unknown) [12]

Poems[edit]

  • You Are, (2009) - Appears unfinished in Rhapsodies (1999) [13]
  • Black Doves, (1999) - Appears in Rhapsodies [14]
  • Bloodstains, (1998) - Appears in The Bastard
  • Dark Crevices, (1995) - Appears in Anathema Rhodes
  • Cut Roses, (1994) - Appears in Descendants of Caine

Known Literary Techniques Created[edit]

  • "Maypoling" - the rearrangement of words of the latter of two consecutive sentences so that the latter sentence adds color and mood to the former while borrowing its words to affirm or deny its existence.
  • "Vertical storytelling" - the italicizing of words at the end of select sentences to remind the reader of a consequential moment in the narrative without adjusting the mechanics of the story to allow lengthy and potentially distracting text.
  • "Echoing" - defined as the mimicking of dialogue by characters after a shifted context or place in time. Also known as "shadowing".

References[edit]

  1. ^ ForeWord Magazine
  2. ^ The New York Literary Society
  3. ^ Library of Congress
  4. ^ Library of Congress
  5. ^ Anathema Rhodes - Bibliography page
  6. ^ US Copyright Office
  7. ^ US Copyright Office
  8. ^ US Copyright Office
  9. ^ Anathema Rhodes - Bibliography page
  10. ^ Anathema Rhodes - Bibliography page
  11. ^ The Bastard - Bibliography page
  12. ^ The Bastard - Bibliography page
  13. ^ US Copyright Office
  14. ^ US Copyright Office

External links[edit]