Loss Library and Other Unfinished Stories -- Ivan Vladislavic

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What is it about unfinished projects that makes them so alluring? I could give you all the usual pop-philosophical theories, or I could just hand you this Ivan Vladislavic miracle-book: a collection of some of his favorite ideas that didn't make it past the idea phase, revisited and expanded with musings on their genesis and all variety of mental tangents their concepts have called up for him over the years. Vladislavic might not be as well known here as in his native South Africa, but it's pieces like these, composed under the stars of Calvino and Borges, that make the case for him as a worldwide treasure.

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$17.00
ISBN: 9780857425881
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Published: Seagull Books - September 15th, 2018

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