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Wu Ming interview

The novelist-collective Wu Ming are interviewed in Art Review about their new novel Altai, a sequel to Q, which appeared under their previous ‘name’ of Luther Blissett. About these ads

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A book reading meme

A book meme I took from Rob Kitchin’s The View from the Blue House. I’ve largely answered in relation to non-academic reading… The book I’m currently reading? Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood The last book I finished? Thaisa Frank, Heidegger’s Glasses … Continue reading

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Roundup – PhDs, Connolly, Banning Books, Congratulations

Over at Ecology without Nature, Timothy Morton has begun a new series of advice posts, this time on ‘How to Plan a PhD’. Will be interesting to see this one develop. Adrian Ivakhiv reports his first thoughts on William Connolly’s … Continue reading

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Triptych, not a Trilogy

On one the interesting things in the Wu Ming interview comes in the third section of the audio, where they describe their Manituana book as the first in a triptych, not a trilogy. The second is on the French Revolution. … Continue reading

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Wu Ming recording of British Library talk

Two of the Wu Ming collective spoke at the British Library in October. The audio recordings can be found here. Some very interesting reflections, especially on collaborative writing.

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Holiday reading

I don’t read novels nearly as much as I should, partly due to a lack of time, and also because  spending my time reading so much for work doesn’t exactly make reading a very relaxing break from it. But holidays … Continue reading

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Book Bloc

The ‘book bloc’ has been one of the most interesting things in the recent student protests. There is a genealogy of the term here. This is a guide to making your own:- All these links are courtesy of Wu Ming … Continue reading

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Free Wu Ming

You can download Verso’s translation of Wu Ming’s most recent book, Manituana, free here.

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Literary protests – image from Wu Ming

Wu Ming kindly sent me a link to a better picture of the literary themed protests.

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Student Protests – K-Punk on the media; Wu Ming on the literature

K-Punk offers a sharp analysis of last week’s events here, along with some good discussion of the mainstream media’s take on it all. I particularly enjoyed this line: It looks as if the situation might be starting to dawn on … Continue reading

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