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In what has been called a post-modern Gothic experimental novel, Franz Kamin interlaces dream-narrative with death-event vignettes and revelations concerning the composition of the text. He links the scribbling of children, artists and dreamers with the hopes and terrors of obsession and delirium. Through all of this one may almost detect a somber chuckling from the ...more
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Published January 1st 2010 by Barrytown/Station Hill Press, Inc.
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Apr 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
“I am the spider’s risk”

Franz Kamin’s oneiric forms as a composer and poet—the invented languages, conceptual mythologies, poetry and fiction, memoir narratives, musical compositions, theatrical intermedia events—and the innovative flyers, invitations, gifts, and books that helped propel his endeavors through communities in St. Paul, New York City, and Baltimore—hypnogogically maneuver the waking world in an effort to be awake inside the imagination. Franz’s experiments in redefining the limits
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by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE - March 25, 2012

Franz Kamin was a friend of mine. I performed in some of his pieces. At my suggestion he joined GoodReads, so he's an author here, but he never posted anything. He died in a car crash along w/ his old friend & mine, James "Sarmad" Brody", in 2010. I spent 7 mnths from October, 2010 to May, 2011 making a documentary about him called "DEPOT (wherein resides the UNDEAD of Franz Kamin". I've screened this in
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The Terminal Hotel is a real place. I used to walk by in the mornings on my way to work at the Chelsea Piers, before the big development, when I worked there gutting the remnants of the DMV impound and running the freight elevator for the Law and Order caterers. I met Lenny Briscoe at the catering table once. But the Terminal Hotel...one day, while I was walking by it, a town car drove by without stopping and spilled a naked black girl out the back door onto the sidewalk. Actually, she *was* ...more
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Franz Kamin (May 25, 1941 – April 11, 2010) was a prolific American author, composer, and pianist whose works were modelled on topology, general systems theory, meditational processes, and chance operations.[1]

Born in Milwaukee, Kamin studied composition at the University of Oklahoma with Spencer Norton, and at Indiana University with Roque Cordero, where he also studied
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