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it was amazing
bookshelves: author-tentatively-a-convenience, working-class-intellectuals, in-its-own-category

Ok, I'm 'reviewing' my own bk here. This was t he 1st bk I wrote & published. T he title of t he bk isn't written anywhere on it - so in order for one to know its title one has to find it out somewhere other than thru t he bk itself. I imagined t he bk shrink-wrapped - w/ t he shrink-wrapping holding in punch-outs from any kind of stencil - of letters or otherwise. However, t he shrink-wrapping & t he stencil punch-outs are "non-existent". They're 'only' in my imagination & one learns about them again, from some source other than t he book itself. Therefore, t he bk's referent is both immaterial & external to it. I wrote this between ages 20 & 23 - roughly from 1974 & 1977. When it came time to get it ready for offset printing, I rented an IBM Selectric typewriter (t he kind that took exchangeable type balls so that one cd change fonts & have italics) for a mnth & typed it straight thru w/ the rule for myself that if I made any mistakes I had to start over again from t he beginning. T he bk is EXTREMELY specific about placement of text on page, etc. Therefore, typing it w/o mistakes was quite a feat. As it was, I made 2 mistakes that I didn't catch until after it was printed. Those are hand-corrected. For some further explanation, see t he sections regarding it in my bk "footnotes" (published by Che Elias' SIX GALLERY PRESS) on pp 011-053. This is a bk of "concrete essays" - by wch I mean that there's often didactic content but it's framed w/in 'concrete poetry' techniques in t he sense that form is designed to match content. For those interested, I still have over 100 copies left. It wd be close to impossible to find a copy otherwise.
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January 11, 2008 – Shelved
January 11, 2008 – Shelved as: author-tentatively-a-convenience
February 16, 2009 – Shelved as: working-class-intellectuals
February 16, 2011 – Shelved as: in-its-own-category

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message 1: by Christopher (new) - added it

Christopher Howard Would you happen to still have a copy of this’n Available?


message 2: by Diane (new)

Diane Wallace Cute! :)


tENTATIVELY, cONVENIENCE Christopher wrote: "Would you happen to still have a copy of this’n Available?" Yes. Note that I replied to you privately.


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