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Cut-up technique

The cut-up technique is an aleatory literary technique in which a text is cut up and rearranged to create a new text. Most commonly, cut-ups are used to offer a non-linear alternative to traditional reading and writing.

The concept can be traced to at least the Dadaists of the 1920s, but was popularized in the late 1950s and early 1960s by American writer William S. Burroughs, and has since been used in a wide variety of contexts.

This list contains novels, short stories, poems and essays that were, at least partially, created using the cut-up or fold-in technique. Please feel free to expand it.
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