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Experimental fiction

 Subject
Subject Source: Sackner Database

Found in 580 Collections and/or Records:

3 Short Pieces / Engel, David., 1970

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Identifier: CC-53093-74240
Scope and Contents

This booklet consists of three short stories populated with made-up but readily understood words. The cover is a reproduction of Edvard Munch's "Scream" print. One copy is stored in the booklet box E and another with Wally Depew material, the publisher. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1970

99: The New Meaning / Abish, Walter., 1990

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Identifier: CC-26211-26674
Scope and Contents

The stories in this book were constructed after the "cut-up" technique of Burroughs. The photographs were taken by Cecile Abish. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1990

1982 Janine, 1984

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Identifier: CC-31799-33317
Scope and Contents

This is Gray's second novel. The story deals with the life of an alcholic, Scottish electrician who fantasizes about sexual bondage scenes and akin those in "The Story of O." The protagonists relations with his mistress, wife and family as well as his friends constitutes the major portion of the book. Gray's Epilogue reveals sources for the story structures in the various chapters. The book includes several pages with highly experimental concrete poetic layouts. This American edition of the book is larger in size than its British edition, also held by the Sackner Archive. ln addition, this increase size is reflected in the image and typeface of the dust jacket. The dust jacket, that was designed by Gray, summarizes the content of the novel on its left side and depicts a self-portrait by Gray in the form of a line drawing on its right side. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1984

1982 Janine, 1984

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Identifier: CC-31827-33345
Scope and Contents

This is Gray's second novel. The story deals with the life of an alcholic, Scottish electrician who fantasizes about sexual bondage scenes and akin those in "The Story of O." The protagonists relations with his mistress, wife and family as well as his friends constitutes the major portion of the book. Gray's Epilogue reveals sources for the story structures in the various chapters.The book includes several pages with highly experimental concrete poetic layouts. This British edition of the book is smaller in size than its American counterpart, also held by the Sackner Archive. ln addition, this decreased size is reflected in the image and typeface sizes comprising the dust jacket. The dust jacket, that was designed by Gray, depicts inverted 'Y's' in a grid on its left side and upright 'Y's' on its right side. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1984

A Book in Which Nothing Happens / Anonymous; Thaler M; Perec G; Castillejo JL; Wright C., 2004

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Identifier: CC-43321-45380
Scope and Contents

This article reviews Michel Thaler's "The Train From Nowhere" (in French and held by the Sackner Archive). This book does not have any verbs following in the tradition of Pindar ("Ode Minus Sigma"), Lope Carpio ( five novels without vowels). Gottlob Burmann (130 poems without r's), George Perec ("La Disparition," "Les Revantes"), Charles Vincent Wright ("Gadsby"). -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 2004

A Dictionary Story / Winston, Sam., 2006

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Identifier: CC-53310-100028
Scope and Contents

This a surreal story about a dictionary with innovative page layouts dealing with definitions and syntax. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 2006

a little a & a / Cole, Norma., 2002

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Identifier: CC-40042-42011
Scope and Contents

Also designated Seeing Eye Books Series VI, Book 4. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 2002

a no(u)n / Cain, Stephen ; Dutton P ; bissett b ; Stein G., 1997

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Identifier: CC-28577-29865
Scope and Contents

Each page has a short descriptive prose piece, some of which relate to experimental writers such as Paul Dutton, Gertrude Stein and bill bissett. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1997

a prerranged affair / Alatalo, Sally., 1996

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Identifier: CC-31158-32626
Scope and Contents

Sally Alatola, writing as Anita M-28, removed a page from 93 paperback novels and then assembled them with a new cover to create this book. This is reminiscent of Burroughs cut-up technique for making a book. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1996

A Stein Reader edited by Ulla E. Dygo / Stein, Gertrude ; Apollinaire G., 1996

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Identifier: CC-42693-44712
Scope and Contents

This volume concentrates on Stein's experimental works many of which were previously unknown. The editor's textual scholarship "demonstrates Stein's constant questioning of the conventions of language, writing, and reading and her stunning subversion of the authority of language." -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1996

A Void / Perec, Georges ; Gilbert Adair, translator., 1994

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Identifier: CC-04754-4843
Scope and Contents First published in French as "La Disparition," this novel is written without the using the letter "e" in any of the words. The Sackner Archive holds the French edition which is written the same way. Books written by Adair, a British writer, and published by Writers Forum, are also held by the Sackner Archive. The following is a review of this book from Case Western Reserve University English Department in 1997 that was copied from their Internet site in 1999. Anton Vowl is missing. Slain or just put away, nobody knows, but a similar void now looms for his pals as that group frantically hunts A Void's lost protagonist. Anton is missing also a singular ABC, which graphic mark ought to form part of a sound Vowl and a common "Vowl" sound. Arranging for many such omissions in this book is our lurking author, a lipogrammatic artist and assassin who both plots Vowl's doom and plucks his customary signatorial pictograph. The author is the late Georges Perec, who in 1969 took up the...
Dates: 1994

A / Warhol, Andy., 1968

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Identifier: CC-46993-49731
Scope and Contents This book is a first edition; it was reprinted in 1998. Wikepedia: The book is a roman a clef, meaning that the fictional characters are thinly-disguised actual persons. a, A Novel is a 1968 book by the American artist Andy Warhol (1928--1987) published by Grove Press. It is a nearly word-for-word transcription of tapes recorded by Warhol and Ondine (Robert Olivo, a Warhol superstar) over a two-year period in 1965-1967. a, A Novel, Warhol's knowing response to James Joyce's Ulysses, was intended as an uninterrupted twenty-four hours in the life of Ondine, an actor who was famous mostly as a Factory fixture, Warhol film Superstar and devoted amphetamine user.[1] A taped conversation between Warhol and Ondine, the book was actually recorded over a few separate days, during a two-year period. The book is a verbatim printing of the typed manuscripts and contains every typo, abbreviation and inconsistency that the typists produced from the twenty-four tapes (each chapter is named for...
Dates: 1968

Abacus: Accident Potential. No.49/Apr / Spencer Selby., 1990

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Identifier: CC-25814-26274
Scope and Contents

Edited by Peter Ganick. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1990