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Jeff VanderMeer
Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 07:35 pm:   

A couple of lists I solicited for use with a lecture recently--from R.M. Berry, who runs Fiction Collective 2, and from Eckhard Geddes, who runs the Journal of Experimental Fiction. Thought they might be of interest.

Jeff V.

The Journal of Experimental Fiction (http://www.experimentalfiction.com/)
• Edited by Eckhard Gerdes
• Eckhard Gerdes' Top 11 Experimental Works of the Last Ten Years
1. In Candyland It’s Cool to Feed On Your Friends by James Chapman
2. Aunt Rachel’s Fur by Raymond Federman
3. Without by Randie Lipkin
4. Juliet..., Remember by Che Elias
5. Daughter! I Forbid Your Recurring Dream by James Chapman
6. Angelwings & Finerthings by Paul M. Jessup
7. In Memoriam to Identity by Kathy Acker
8. Mosaic Man by Ronald Sukenick
9. Songs of Innocence by Tim Miller
10. Twilight of the Bums by George Chambers and Raymond Federman
11. The Life & Times of a Tea Boy by Michael Collins

Fiction Collective 2 (http://fc2.org/)
• Run by R.M. Berry (author of Leonardo's Horse)
• Berry's list of excellent recent experimental work:
o Jamy Gordon's Champ and Bogey Woman
o Richard Grossman's Book of Lazarus
o Stephen Graham Jones' Fast Red Road
o David Markson's Wittgenstein's Mistress
o Michael Martone's The Blue Guide to the State of Indiana
o Carole Maso's ADA
o A. B. West's Wakenight Emporium
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LeslieWhat
Posted on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 10:03 am:   

Good post, Jeff. Thanks. Nearly all are unknown to me, so I have some reading to catch up on.

Leslie
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Jay C
Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2003 - 03:10 am:   

Arghhhhh. I hate you again, VanderMeer.
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Rhys
Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2003 - 03:42 am:   

The Oulipo-ists were the greatest experimentalists...

Read:

Georges Perec -- LIFE: A USER'S MANUAL.
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JeffV
Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2003 - 08:14 pm:   

Jay--you have a lot of anger management issues, don't you?

Jeff V.
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Jay C
Posted on Wednesday, February 26, 2003 - 01:57 am:   

Jeff, heh. But of course. I'm the last angry young man. Or I was. Where was it that someone said the greatest compliment that a writer can give another is to tell him or her that you hate them? But seriously, the realisation that I'm woefully under-read is a terrible thing to deal with.
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Jeffv
Posted on Wednesday, February 26, 2003 - 05:44 pm:   

That is one of the greatest compliments. I'm realizing I'm woefully under-read too. I'm also quite happy, though, that there seem to be so many people bringing so many strange and different titles to this messageboard.
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Michael Cisco
Posted on Tuesday, April 01, 2003 - 03:37 pm:   

I feel like an utter bozo for having neglected to mention the incomparable GEORG HEYM, short-lived German expressionist writer (1887 - I think - to 1912). His marvellous short piece "The Autopsy" is often reprinted - it's in the Daedalus book of German Decadence. A collection of his works has been translated into English.
I may have mentioned another short-lived German Georg - Trakl, elsewhere - so I'm mentioning him again here.
There's a collection of brilliant German stuff from Polygon books - available only in England, though - called THE GOLDEN BOMB. I highly recommend it, both in its own right and as a sampler of the works of many accomplished and hard-to-find writers.
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ryzzersharp_slasher
Posted on Tuesday, October 14, 2003 - 08:53 am:   

Love The Autopsy!!
I wonder If i was ever dead, will I be able to feel like the dead dude in the story?
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Forrest
Posted on Tuesday, October 14, 2003 - 06:19 pm:   

Hmm. Atlas Press publishes THE GOLDEN BOMB now, as the Polygon version has gone out of print:

http://www.atlaspress.co.uk/thegoldenbomb.html

I might also add that Gustav Meyrink is in that collection - and while he is known for his novel THE GOLEM, his shorter work is also very, very good. Like Guy de Maupassant and JK Huysmans on dope. Sort of.

Forrest

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