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Project Statement

by J. Drucker


The texts in this book were written in the early 1980s, in Oakland, California, during the years when I was first in graduate school at Berkeley. Their publication in this form was entirely due to the encouragement and generosity of Peter Ganick, who invited me to submit a manuscript to him for consideration in 1993. I offered him this selection, or, alternatively, the texts I had written in Paris in 1984-85. He chose these and brought them into print in 1994. The fictions are abstract, figurative, dense, complex, and reflect the best of my efforts in this mode at the time.

Three Early Fictions

Johanna Drucker

title note: [J. Drucker]

Agents

Johanna Drucker

type: initiating

role:
author
designer

nationality:
born: United States
active: United States
citizenship: United States

dates:
birth: 1952-05-30


Potes and Poets Press

type: initiating

role:
publisher
printer

location: Elwood, Connecticut


Publication Information

publisher: Potes and Poets Press

dates:
publication: 1994-00-00

publication history: A single edition of this work was produced, this one. [J. Drucker]

Aesthetic Profile

movement:
unknown

subject:
artists' books (LCSH)

themes: Human folly, frailty, and figurative forms of composition. [J. Drucker]

content form:
experimental text (local)

publication tradition:
artists' book (local)

inspiration: The lived and the real. [J. Drucker]

related works: Against Fiction (1984), Just As (1982), The Yellow Dog (1985-6),and even Bookscape (1987) share some of the linguistic character of these texts. [J. Drucker]

other influences: [J. Drucker]

community: other [J. Drucker]

Related Documents

manuscript type: texts

location: artist's archive

note: All in existence, including the original layout for Mark and the Medium, the only one of these stories to have been formatted and typeset in an earlier form.