Peck on Coover

Published on 2018-01-24

There's deconstruction, and then there's blowing $#!+ up. That's what Robert Coover does in his extraordinary new novella published in Evergreen, "The Enchanted Prince," which dissects received notions of aging, film, celebrity, and spectacle with a combination of wit and fury that can only be called Cooveresque. You'll laugh, you'll cringe, you'll scratch your head—and you'll never watch a movie the same way again.
—Dale Peck