Tag: critifiction

Pinocchio's Piccolo, or, How Tristram Shandy Got It Straight: Searching in Raymond Federman's Body Shards


Michael Wutz writes of how, in Raymond Federman’s My Body in Nine Parts, body parts are represented as having registered, inscribed, contributed to Federman’s life.

Abish's Africa


Abish’s Alphabetical Africa is pondered here, in a critifiction by Louis Bury. Bury’s text is written - like the novel itself - under constraint: each critical query begins with a new letter of the alphabet. Culminating in “Zeugma,” the essay explores the poetics of Abish’s linguistic experiment from somewhere close to the inside. (Doug Nufer’s Negativeland gets a similar - though more subtle - treatment in another Bury piece.)

Computers, Cut-ups, and Combinatory Volvelles


In this piece - part introduction, part artist’s statement - Whitney Anne Trettien reflects on her “combinatory” approach to the history of “text-generating mechanisms.”

Kaye in Wonderland


Komninos Zervos reviews the Hayles/Burdick collaboration, Writing Machines (2003), and reengages the cyberdebates (initiated in Y2K).