Transmission and the Individual Remix

Transmission and the Individual Remix

by Tom McCarthy
     
 

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A set of signals has been pulsing, repeating, modulating in the airspace of literature...

This essay is an invitation to listen to those signals, as they travel through and shape the work of Aeschylus and Ovid, Rilke, Conrad, Burroughs, Joyce and others. To retune our idea of what a writer does, of what the very act of writing 'is'. To rethink

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Listen...

A set of signals has been pulsing, repeating, modulating in the airspace of literature...

This essay is an invitation to listen to those signals, as they travel through and shape the work of Aeschylus and Ovid, Rilke, Conrad, Burroughs, Joyce and others. To retune our idea of what a writer does, of what the very act of writing 'is'. To rethink literature itself along the lines of transmission and reception, signal and noise...

Listen: two times. I repeat...

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345803276
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/04/2012
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
807,288
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Tom McCarthy is the author of Tintin and the Secret of Literature and three internationally celebrated novels: Remainder, Men in Space and, most recently, C, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. In 2013 he was awarded the inaugural Windham-Campbell Literature Prize by Yale University. His creation, in 1999, of the International Necronautical Society has led to installations and exhibitions in galleries and museums around the world, from Tate Britain and the ICA in London to The Drawing Center in New York.

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