Book cover for Stan Barstow‘s novel ‘A Kind of Loving’ (1967)
Gregory Laynor, ‘The Making of Americans’ (2008)
A reading of Gertrude Stein’s The Making of Americans in 913 mp3’s, one for each page of the book. Available on ubuweb
Bob Verbruggen, from the series/book ‘Morgen is alles anders’ (Everything will be different tomorrow) (2006)
The novel ‘Cosmos’ (1965) by Witold Gombrowicz.
“[…] In Cosmos, I am telling the simple story of a simple student. This student goes to spend his holidays as a paying guest in a house where he meets two women, one has a hideous mouth which has been ruined by a motor car accident, while the other has an attractive mouth. The two mouths are associated in his mind and become an obsession. On the other hand he has seen a sparrow hanging from a wire and a piece of wood hanging from a thread… . And all this, a little out of boredom, a little out of curiosity, a little out of love, out of violent passion, starts dragging him towards a certain means of action … to which he abandons himself, but not without skepticism. […] Cosmos is an ordinary introduction to an extraordinary world, to the wings of the world, if you like.” – W. Gombrowicz
Lytle Shaw, ‘The Moiré Effect’ (2012)
Softcover, 128 pages, black and white
Cabinet Books & Bookhorse
Ernst Moiré was a mysterious Swiss photographer whose career has been obscured by silence, documentary voids, and misinformation. So much of his life is shrouded in speculation and half-truths that he sometimes seems more like a phantasm than the flesh-and-blood figure who will forever be remembered as the inadvertent inventor of the blur that bears his name. In 2002, Cabinet magazine dispatched literary scholar and detective Lytle Shaw to Zurich to investigate the reclusive figure’s life and work. Shaw published his initial findings in Cabinet issue 7, but the puzzle of Moiré continued to vex him, and it is only now, a decade later, that the full story of his continuing investigation can finally be told.