James Merrick: dead end novel and other pieces

James Merrick: dead end novel and other pieces
Library Shelf Location ABC-MERR
Publication Date 2011

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The five works collected here serve as an introduction to the diverse approaches James Merrick has to the written word. Playful and poetic, the texts contained in dead end novel, though beginning with the texts of others, show a unique literary voice, a love of language, and a desire to explore and expose the processes by which we obtain meaning through language. As CJ Robinson says in his Introduction to this collection "This is writing as conceptual art. The written word is Merrick's medium. Merrick carefully teases words, phrases and sentences out of the mouths of others to say what he wants them to say."

About the author
James Merrick is an experimental writer who blurs the boundaries between writing and art. He has written a number of books including two volumes of short experimental texts (A Story & Dead End Novel), a two volume study on the narrative of dream (Somnia), and a book of short essays on art, culture and technology (With One Eye on the Road).

Some of James' texts have been presented as visual art, such as the collage novel Paving Stones, the projection Octavio Paz, Single Words, Left Aligned, 1957-1987, and A Story which Merrick has transformed into a sound piece.

Quantity 1
Pages 5×8 in, 13×20 cm 80 Pages
Author James Merrick
Format Paperback
Publisher Blurb Books/self-published
Related Artists James Merrick, CJ Robinson
Categories BALTIC Artists' Book Collection (by appointment), Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team), Artists' Books, Collage
Keywords Literature, Fiction, Cut-up technique

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