Papers for the Suppression of Reality

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Thought Publishing, 2011 - Fiction - 120 pages
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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.

 

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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
 

Contents

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About the author (2011)

Matt Werner graduated Phi Beta Kappa with Highest Honors in English from UC Berkeley and earned his Master’s in English from the University of Edinburgh on scholarship from the English-Speaking Union of San Francisco and the Anglo-California Foundation. Werner worked for UC Berkeley's Center for Latin American Studies and Bancroft Library. Since 2010, Werner has worked at Google as a technical writer, where he helped with a Google doodle on Borges for his birthday in 2011 - http://booksearch.blogspot.com/2011/08/peering-into-jorge-luis-borgess.html.

Dr. Shaka Freeman is an assistant professor at UC Berkeley. He wrote his award-winning dissertation on the Hyphy Movement under the late Edward Said at Columbia. His forthcoming memoir is Pedagogy of the Oppressor: My Struggle and Triumph Over UC’s Mendacious Plagiarism Charges. He asserts his moral right to Papers for the Suppression of Reality.

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