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\"footnotes\" collects 32 years worth of material by the jack-off-of-all-trades known (sometimes) as tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE. It rewrites, comments on, & excerpts from his 1st 9 books - covering everything from concrete essays to mad scientism to practicing promotextuality to scripts to rebuttals of critics to lists to autobiography, etc.. using texts, drawings, ...more
Paperback, 499 pages
Published 2006
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Jan 31, 2013 tENTATIVELY, cONVENIENCE rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Recommends it for: every sentient being & their non-gender-specific siblings..
This bk is a compendium & partial rewrite/expansion of my 1st 9 bks. If you like creativity that thinks outside the box but still fits in a bk, then this one's for you. But, then, that's only if you like that sort of thing, wch, in my experience, most people don't. If you buy a copy of it, let me know so I can lament over my lack of royalties a little further.
Eddie Watkins
Oct 03, 2014 Eddie Watkins rated it it was amazing
Shelves: pushing-limits
5 stars for exhausting exhaustiveness, chutzpah, and immaterial mind stimulation.

This book is somewhat inaccurately described by tENT himself as a gathering/expansion of his first 9 books. I say inaccurately because though 7 of them might be previous books of his 2 are most definitely new books riffing on previous books.

1 of these 2 books is Reactionary Muddle America, in which tENT EXHAUSTIVELY critiques student responses to a performance of his with some friends at Johns Hopkins in maybe 1991.
Feb 06, 2008 Spat rated it it was amazing
intellectual anarcho absurdism. A history of non historys, the best damn book you'll never read
Jun 22, 2010 Amy rated it it was amazing
21 6 36 E.V. Strictly Speaking

“Sex in space is necessary - evolution demands it” –AAA via tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
“My 7XL is not yet invented” –Dr. Octagon, “Earth People”
“not horse is exceptional” –tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
“Summon the queen, spoke the child of eye, it’s time to fly” –WEEN, “Buckingham Green”
“Confused? Good.” –tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
“I see you in my dreams” –Beyoncé, “Baby Boy”


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Alas, some GoodReads fiend has removed my date of death! I had it as "September 3, 1953" - before my date of birth so that my death won't happen in my lifetime. Some humorless GR person must want me to die. Foo on them.

OTHERWISE, please read this extensive interview w/ me by poet/essayist Alan Davies as part of "Otoliths 27" ( ). It's a DOOZY, I promise. I

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