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Ann Margret Loves You and Other Psychotopological Diversions

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Embodying a profoundly personal, mystically haunted, and darkly colored vision, these brief stories, poems, and "Psychotopological" exercises extend the work of an important (musical) composer and performance artist. By turns hair-raising and funny, formally innovative and suspenseful, obsessive and lucid, his structures and metaphors drawn from abstract systems combine ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published August 28th 1980 by Station Hill Pr (first published August 1st 1980)
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Amy
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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Feb 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: all appreciators of the potential of non-Hausdorff Space as genre-resistant
Alas, Franz, I'm not about to give this bk the review it deserves b/c I'm too busy being in the midst of making my documentary about you (& a zillion other things) to have the time. W/ that disclaimer as a preface, here goes:

In my review of Kamin's "Distance Function" (see http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17...), I wrote: "Dream descriptions flow in & out of personal memoir flow in & out of mathematics flow in & out of definitions of neologisms flow in & out of sexual
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Otherworldly.
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Contains a passing mention to one character's "homotopy to Marie."
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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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