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Magical Realism: Theory, History, Community - Google Books
"Borges, perhaps the paradigmatic postmodernist, is a good case in point. His various authorial personae, his narrators, and his protagonists are usually inveterate readers. Borges himself seems to write little, and the things he writes tend to be glosses on his reading or stories about his or his avatars' reading. Borges is, however, famous for glorifying in his belatedness, in his derivativeness.

The great tradition of past writing puts the postmodern writer into the position of a reader, who may be thrilled by the riches of the past or feel overwhelmed by their authority. In the reader, the postmodern writer has found an ideal figure through which to explore the splendors and miseries of belatedness.

The real task of the postmodern writer is to transcend the readerly condition, to transform his or her belatedness into something original and interesting."
derivativeness  readers  reader  interestingness  originality  authority  postmodernism  magicrealism  jonthiem  borges  belatedness 
july 2012 by robertogreco
'GOING FRAGILE'. BERLIN. JANUARY 18 - 22. 2010 [.pdf]
"A workshop organised by Howard Slater, Anthony Davies, Nils Norman and the School of Walls and Space


What follows is a group of texts and excerpts that we are pooling together as a semi-prompter or sub-guideline for what will or will not happen in Basso Berlin. In presenting these texts and themes we are not pre-empting any collective decision as to how the week will progress. I think all of us hope that there could be something unusual, stimulating or forward-leaning that could come from this week; something that comes from a collective pooling of our future-anterior experiences, desires and fragilities. There can be no experts if we are aiming for the urgent creation of co-meaning!"

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anthonydavies  howardslater  berlin  freeform  structure  guydebord  reader  toread  2010  theschoolofwallsandspace  nilsnorman 
april 2012 by robertogreco
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aggregator  summify  rss  twitter  facebook  email  news  reader  tools  googlereader 
december 2010 by robertogreco
iPhone’s Missing Feed Reader – Shawn Blanc
"Half the apps on my iPhone’s Home screen alone involve reading as a predominant, if not exclusive, feature. Mail, Messages, Safari, Tweetie, Instapaper Pro, Simplenote, and Reeder: these are my most-used apps, and each one is used for reading in some way or another. And yet the app which serves no other purpose than to read, seems to be the most frustrating to use for said purpose. ... It is my safe assumption that readers of this website also prefer apps which do less, but do it well. And so read on for a high-level look at some of the more popular iPhone feed readers, what I find good and not-so-good about them, and my suggestions for amelioration."
reedie  netnewswire  googlereader  googleapps  feedreader  aggregation  iphone  applications  rss  reading  reader  news  comparison  ios 
june 2010 by robertogreco
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""Clean, Simple Reading: Ibis Reader gets out of your way with its intuitive, unobtrusive reading interface. Extensive support for ebook design helps your books look their best.
iphone  ebook  reader  ebooks  epub  web  books  android  applications  epublishing  digitalpublishing  ios  epubs 
february 2010 by robertogreco

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