Papers for the Suppression of Reality
This postmodern, experimental collection of short fiction carries on in the same metafictional tradition as Jorge Luis Borges's Cronicas de Bustos Domecq, Mad Magazine, The Onion's In The Know with Clifford Banes, Army Man, Might Magazine, Yeti Researcher, and The Neal Pollack Anthology of American Literature.
Papers for the Suppression of Reality is a work of academic humor that's billed as the English translation of Jacques Reboul's non-existent surrealist journal Feuilles pour la suppression de la realite.
Additional background: Argentinian author Jorge Luis Borges wrote fake book reviews of books that didn't exist. Matt Werner teamed up with the brilliant, though embattled, yet-to-be-tenured Dr. Shaka Freeman to write one of the fake books referenced in Borges's Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote.
The printed version comes with the world's largest Jorge-Luis-Borges-themed crossword puzzle: http://www.scribd.com/doc/53308811/Borges-crossword-puzzle-by-Matt-Werner. Learn more about the book at http://thoughtpublishing.org.
What people are saying - Write a review
One of the most innovative literary pieces I've come across this year!
The author has placed Borges in a Bay Area modern setting and takes us on a wild ride
through Borgesian surreality.
What struck me most were the fictitious ads placed throughout the book - reminiscent of the Onion's wit and irony.
Expect a lot from Werner and Freeman in the future!
Pick this book up while it lasts-
Joe Sciarrillo - freelance journalist