99, the new meaning
The five stories that make up 99: THE NEW MEANING are created entirely from fragments of other works. From Abish's introduction: These works were undertaken in a playful spirit--not actually 'written' but orchestrated. The fragmented narrative can be said to function as a kind of lure--given the constraints, anything else would be beyond its scope. In using selected segments of published texts authored by others as the exclusive 'ready made' material for these five 'explorations,' I wanted to probe certain familiar emotional configurations afresh, and arrive at an emotional content that is not mine by design. Includes photos by Cecile Abish.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Richard.Greenfield - LibraryThing
I was thrilled with 99: The New Meaning, which brings together five separate experiments in borrowing short excerpts from several authors and collaging a new text. Flaubert and Kafka are the more ... Read full review