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Wow! They want $200 for The Routledge Companion to Experimental Literature. Is it worth it?
Dworkin considers works predicated on blank sheets of paper, from a fictional collection of poems in Jean Cocteau’s Orphée to the actual publication of a ream of typing paper as a book of poetry; he compares Robert Rauschenberg’s Erased De Kooning Drawing to the artist Nick Thurston’s erased copy of Maurice Blanchot’s The Space of Literature (in which only Thurston’s marginalia were visible); and he scrutinizes the sexual politics of photographic representation and the implications of obscured or obliterated subjects of photographs.
Craig Dworkin, No Medium (excerpt) (by danny snelson)
In No Medium, Craig Dworkin looks at works that are blank, erased, clear, or silent, writing critically and substantively about works for which there would seem to be not only nothing to see but nothing to say. Examined closely, these ostensibly contentless works of art, literature, and music point to a new understanding of media and the limits of the artistic object.
(via No Medium | The MIT Press)
The following are excerpts from The End of Oulipo? An Attempt at Exhausting a Movement. Released by Zero Books (via An Attempt at Exhausting a Movement – The New Inquiry)