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Experimental fiction

 Subject
Subject Source: Sackner Database

Found in 577 Collections and/or Records:

Curtains / Crombie, John., 1985

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Identifier: CC-17962-18332
Scope and Contents

The text evolves page by page from pale gray to white on black ground to disintegrated letters replaced by abstract markings. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1985

Curvd H&Z: Novel. No.159/Nov / bp Nichol., 1982

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Identifier: CC-18269-18641
Scope and Contents

Also designated Toybox #2. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1982

Das Marchen / Taylor, Thomas Lowe ; Nash, Susan Smith., 1993

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Identifier: CC-01547-1582
Scope and Contents

This is a book in the Chapbook series of the press. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1993

Definitions / Antin, David., 1967

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Identifier: CC-26474-26943
Scope and Contents

The school notebook format for this book was designed by Eleanor Antin. This is the first edition of the author's first book. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1967

Destiny Wood, 1978

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Identifier: CC-47982-69005
Scope and Contents

This book appears to be an autobiographical-based experimental novel with a large cast of characters. The protagonist, Jim Arch, appears to be based upon jas h. duke and Ann who is Anna Blume. The Sackner Archive holds two artist books done by her. The end of their romance on the final page parodies the Molly Bloom's speech at the end of James Joyce's Ulysses: Is it all over now? said Ann. Yes said Jim.Yes I think so. Yes I'm certain. Yes.The time period of this novel vacillates between the time that the novel was written to a much earlier time such as the 17th century. The well known characters include Janis Joplin, Spiderman, Daniel Webster, Ben Franklin, Jonathan Swift, Oblomov, and Lord Byron among others. This book is printed in a many divergents layouts. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1978

Destiny Wood / Duke, Jas H.., 1978

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Identifier: CC-51278-72367
Scope and Contents

This book appears to be an autobiographical-based experimental novel with a large cast of characters. The protagonist, Jim Arch, appears to be based upon jas h. duke and Ann who is Anna Blume. The Sackner Archive holds two artist books done by her. The end of their romance on the final page parodies the Molly Bloom's speech at the end of James Joyce's Ulysses: Is it all over now? said Ann. Yes said Jim.Yes I think so. Yes I'm certain. Yes.The time period of this novel vacillates between the time that the novel was written to a much earlier time such as the 17th century. The well known characters include Janis Joplin, Spiderman, Daniel Webster, Ben Franklin, Jonathan Swift, Oblomov, and Lord Byron among others. This book is printed in a many divergents layouts. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1978

Diary of a Bad Year / Coetzee, J.M.., 2007

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Identifier: CC-47588-68597
Scope and Contents Publishers Weekly: "Nobelist Coetzee's 19th book features a stand-in for himself: Senor C, a white 72-year-old South African writer living in Australia who has written Waiting for the Barbarians. C falls into a metaphysical passion for his sexy 29-year-old Filipina neighbor, Anya, and quickly plots to spend more time with her by offering her a job as his typist. C's latest project is a series of political and philosophical essays, and Coetzee divides each page of the present novel in three: any given page features a bit of an essay (often its title and opening paragraph) at the top; C's POV in the middle; and Anya's voice at the bottom. C's opinions in the essays are mostly on the left (he despises Bush, Blair & Co., and is opposed to the Iraq War) and they bore Anya, who wants something less lofty. Meanwhile, Anya's lover, Alan"”a smart, conservative 42-year-old investment consultant who's good in the sack, and who stands for everything C despises"”becomes increasingly...
Dates: 2007

Dictionary of the Avant Gardes, 1993

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Identifier: CC-42712-44731
Scope and Contents This is the first edition of the book. Lost Books synopsis: Who invented the miniskirt? What avant-garde artist made a film of 200 human behinds? Why is a themepark a work of art? Who turned a urinal upside down, mounted it to a board, and submitted it to an art exhibit, signed "R. Mutt"?Our era is one of nearly constant innovation and change. The new is constantly pushing aside the old; and the once unimaginable-even the once ridiculed-is now commonplace. A Dictionary of the Avant-Gardes recognizes that change is a driving force in all the arts. It covers major trends in music, dance, theater, film, visual art, sculpture, and performance art--as well as architecture, science, and culture. Entries are divided between important individuals and trends and movements. Each entry includes a complete bibliography, discography, and videography; works list; and appropriate web links. The book is richly illustrated with original art works and an 8-page color insert. For anyone with an...
Dates: 1993

Dictionary of the Avant Gardes 2nd Edition / Kostelanetz, Richard, editor ; Abish W ; Acconci V ; Acker K ; Adorno T ; Albert-Birot P ; Allen R ; Amirkhanian C ; And M ; Anderson B ; Andre C ; Anderson L ; Antin D ; Antin E ; Apollinaire G ; Arakawa ; Arias-Misson A ; Armstrong SG ; Arp J ; Artaud A ; Ashbery J ; Asher M ; Baader J ; Ball H ; Barron S ; Barth J ; Basinski M ; Beckett S ; Beining G ; Bennett JM ; Bernstein C ; Berry J ; Beuys J ; Biederman C ; Bill M ; bissett b ; Bayard C ; Blake W ; Lewis WP ; Bory JF ; Borges J ; Brannen J ; Brecht G ; Breton A ; Brown B ; Burke K ; Burroughs WS ; Butor M ; Byrum J ; Cage J ; Cantsin M ; Cardew C ; Carroll L ; Castillejo JL ; Celender D ; Cendrars B ; Chicherin A ; Chopin H ; Cobbing B ; deCointet G ; Colombo JR ; Sackner RK ; Sackner MA ; Coolidge C ; Cornell J ; Corrigan D ; Cross D ; Crumb R ; cummings ee ; Cunningham M ; Davis S ; Dencker KP ; Depero F ; Depew W ; Derrida J ; Doria C ; Dubuffet J ; Duchamp M ; Dudek L ; Dufrene F ; Bayard C ; Duguay R ; Eluard P ; Eno B ; Ernst M ; Exter A ; Fahlstrom O ; Federman R ; Feldman M ; Finch P ; Finlay IH ; Finlay K ; Joyce J ; Moholy-Nagy L ; Ford CH ; Four Horsemen ; Frank P ; Fuller B ; Furnival J ; Gaburo K ; Gerz J ; Gilbert & George ; Gillespie AL ; Gins M ; Ginsberg A ; Giorno J ; Golyscheff J ; Gomringer E ; Gorman L ; Grogerova B ; Grumman B ; Gysin B ; Haack H ; Hanson S ; Hausmann R ; Heartfeld J ; Heidsieck B ; Heissenbuttel H ; Helmes S ; Helms H ; Higgins D ; Hill C ; Holzer J ; Houedard DS ; Huelsenbeck R ; Huth G ; Iliazd ; Indiana R ; Janco M ; Jarry A ; Johns J ; Johnson BS ; Johnson BE ; Johnson T ; Kac E ; Kaprow A ; Kasper M ; Kawara O ; Keith B ; Kempton K ; Kern WB ; Kerouac J ; Kharms D ; Khlebnikov V ; Kirby M ; Klein Y ; Klucis G ; Knowles A ; Kolar J ; Komar & Melamid ; Konstriktor B ; Kostelanetz R ; Kosuth J ; Kriwet F ; Kruchenykh A ; Kruger B ; Kuzminsky K ; LaBarbara J ; Laffoley P ; Lax R ; Lear E ; Leftwich J ; Leftwich J ; Leger F ; Lehrer W ; Isou I ; levy da ; LeWitt S ; Lichtenstein R ; Lissitzky E ; Long R ; MacLow J ; MacDiarmid H ; Maciunas G ; Malevich K ; Mallarme S ; Ray M ; Manzoni P ; Marinetti FT ; Martin SP ; Mathews H ; Matta-Clark G ; Mayakovsky V ; Mayer P ; McCaffery S ; McLuhan M ; Merton T ; Michals D ; Michaux H ; Miller H ; Netzkowa E ; Mohr M ; Mon F ; Morgan E ; Morgenstern C ; Myers Gjr ; Nabokov V ; Nagy P ; Nauman B ; Nichol bp ; Niditch B ; Nikonova R ; Segay S ; Ockerse T ; Oldenburg C ; Oliveros P ; Ono Y ; LeLionnais F ; Padin C ; Queneau R ; Paik NJ ; Papp T ; Paolozzi E ; Patchen K ; Perec G ; Rice-Pereira I ; Pessoa F ; Phillips MJ ; Phillips T ; Picabia F ; Picasso P ; Pietri P ; Porter B ; Taylor M ; Pound E ; Pritchard NH-II ; Pynchon T ; Rauschenberg R ; Reinhardt A ; Rexroth K ; Ribemont-Dessaignes G ; Rimbaud A ; Robson E ; Roche J ; Rodchenko A ; Rosenberg J ; Rosenberg MR ; Roth D ; Rothenberg J ; Roussel R ; Ruscha E ; Russolo L ; Ruutsalo E ; Samaras L ; Sanders E ; Saporta M ; Saroyan A ; Satie E ; Schafer RM ; Schauffelen KB ; Schmidt A ; Schneemann C ; Schwitters K ; Serner W ; Seuphor M ; Solt ME ; Sondheim A ; Stein G ; Stetser C ; Stockhausen K ; Strzeminski W ; Tarnman I ; Tati J ; Tatlin V ; Themerson S ; Thomas D ; Thomson V ; Tinguely J ; Tobey M ; Truck F ; Tzara T ; Ulrichs T ; VanDoesburg T ; VanOstaijen P ; Vassilakis N ; Vieira J ; Villa JG ; Warhol A ; Webern A ; Weiss I ; Wickham-Smith S ; Williams J ; Williams E ; Noel A ; Wiloch T ; Wilson R ; Young K ; Young L ; Zelevansky P ; Zukofsky L., 2000

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Identifier: CC-35397-37132
Scope and Contents

The Sackner Archive is cited as a reference in the bibliography of concrete poetry on page 132 and visual poetry on page 648. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 2000

Die Schule der Atheisten: Novellen-Comodie in 6.Aufzugen / Schmidt, Arno., 1972

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Identifier: CC-43042-45087
Scope and Contents

Arno Schmidt, considered by many to be the "German James Joyce," was born in 1914 and died in 1979. This book is printed in the form of the writer's corrected typewritten manuscript. This is one of Schmidt's "superbooks," a large format novel with unusual page layouts, illustrations, and puns a'plenty. Nowhere near as difficult as Zettel's Traum or Evening Edged in Gold, it's a rollicking tale of culture-clash set in the near future (with an extended flashback to 1969), and features a typical Schmidt protagonist (a walking encyclopedia of an old codger), two delightful 17-year-old girls, a visiting American Secretary of State nicknamed Isis, and many more. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1972

Doggie Bag / Sukenick, Ronald., 1994

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Identifier: CC-28953-30284
Scope and Contents

This book has several pages with text composed of punctuation marks and mathematical symbols. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1994

Double or Nothing, 1971

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Identifier: CC-11500-11716
Scope and Contents This novel is printed as a facsimile of the typewritten manuscript with its experimental layouts. From the Publisher: "Double or Nothing" is a concrete novel in which the words become physical materials on the page. Federman gives each of these pages a shape or structure, most often a diagram or picture. The words move, cluster, jostle, and collide in a tour de force full of puns, parodies, and imitations. Within these startling and playful structures Federman develops two characters and two narratives. These stories are simultaneous and not chronological. The first deals with the narrator and his effort to make the book itself; the second, the story the narrator intends to tell, presents a young man's arrival in America. The narrator obsesses over making his narrative to the point of not making it. All of his choices for the story are made and remade. He tallies his accounts and checks his provisions. His questioning and indecision force the reader into another radical sense of...
Dates: 1971

Double or Nothing 3rd Edition / Federman, Raymond., 1998

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Identifier: CC-56098-9999546
Scope and Contents

The first printing of this 3rd edition took place in 1992; this is the second printing. The first (Swallow Press) and second O(Greno Verlag) editions are also held by gthe Sacknsr Archive. This third typeset edition edion does not well reflect the typewritten form of the first edition. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1998

Double or Nothing / Federman, Raymond., 1971

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Identifier: CC-11499-11715
Scope and Contents This novel is printed as a facsimile of the typewritten manuscript with its experimental layouts. From the Publisher: "Double or Nothing" is a concrete novel in which the words become physical materials on the page. Federman gives each of these pages a shape or structure, most often a diagram or picture. The words move, cluster, jostle, and collide in a tour de force full of puns, parodies, and imitations. Within these startling and playful structures Federman develops two characters and two narratives. These stories are simultaneous and not chronological. The first deals with the narrator and his effort to make the book itself; the second, the story the narrator intends to tell, presents a young man's arrival in America. The narrator obsesses over making his narrative to the point of not making it. All of his choices for the story are made and remade. He tallies his accounts and checks his provisions. His questioning and indecision force the reader into another radical sense of...
Dates: 1971

Dunsfords Travels Everywheres / Kelley, William Melvin., 1970

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Identifier: CC-42681-44699
Scope and Contents

This book describes the world travel of an African-American that is written by an African-American author. It has a chapter and two small sections of experimental fiction in terms of a African-American language dialect and page layout, respectively. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1970